They glided at 8,407 meters
A team of European and Pakistani paragliders broke the world record after paragliding on Skardu’s Baltoro Glacier Tuesday.
The new record was set at 8,407 meters, 350 meters higher than the previous record.
World Record Attempt in 🇵🇰— Iqra Nasir (@IamIqraNasir) July 20, 2021
European Paragliders set the world record in #Skardu for paragliding at an altitude of 8,407m
Foreign paragliders thanked @GovtofPakistan and #PakArmy for their facilitation
Earlier the world record was of 8107m @fawadchaudhry @OfficialDGISPR pic.twitter.com/gw0cRo7QyT
The European team landed in Hunza on May 25. They were led by European glider Antoine Jerad. Another team of gliders from the Army School of Physical Training, Kakul joined them. The teams spent the month of June practicing in the mountains of Hunza.
The Pakistani team comprised Captain Ahsan, sepoy Qasim, and sepoy Muqeed. All of them completed paragliding on four different mountain peaks ranging between 4,000 meters and 6,000 meters.
The European gliders thanked the Pakistan Army and government for facilitating them. The new world record will increase the popularity of Pakistan’s northern areas, ISPR DG said.