Angelo D'Arrigo

Sport: Mountaineering
Born: 
April 3, 1961
Residence: 
Italy

By piloting his hang-glider to the rarefied air of 9,100 metres (29,850 feet) above sea level, Italy’s Angelo d’Arrigo established a new world record for non-motorised altitude in 2005. Catching thermals rolling up from South America’s Andes Mountains, he exceeded by a full 100 metres the old mark, which he also held when he flew above Mt. Everest in 2004.

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