Ivan André Trifonov (Austria) ballooned 14,934 m 49,000 ft over the geographic South Pole Antartica at an altitude of 4,571 m 15,000 ft with his two Spanish crew members on 8 Jan 2000 in a Cameron AX 60 – EC-HDB hot air balloon.
Military balloons were first used by the French at the Battle of Fleurus in 1794 for successful reconnaissance observations of their enemy, Austria, when ‘L’Entreprenant’ was used by French Revolutionary troops to watch the movements of the enemy. This was after France’s declaration of war on Austria in April 1792, during the French Revolutionary Wars of 1792–1801. These reconnaissance missions were key to in helping the French ultimately win their war with Austria.
The greatest distance skied uphill using climbing skins in 24 hours is 17,476 m (57,336 ft) and was achieved by Ekkehard Doerschlag (Austria) in Bad Gastein, Austria on 3-4 March 2007.
The highest bungee jump restrained with the hands was 61.99 metres (203 ft 4 in) high and was achieved by Franz Müllner (Austria) who held his Friend Patrick Schurf (Austria) at the Vienna Recordia 2008 in Vienna, Austria on 28 September 2008.
The Highest hairstyle is 2.66 m (8.73 ft) and was achieved by several hairdressers in an event organised by KLIPP unser Frisör in Wels, Austria, on 21 June 2009. The attempt was made with real and fake hair.
Occording to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Health Data 2005 report, the country which has the highest number of smokers, that is people who smoke at least one cigarette per day, is Austria with 36.3% of the population – more than 1 in 3 in 2002.
The largest advertising hoarding measures 436,250 m². It was produced by Betfair, using plants such as mustard, poppies and marigolds to create the slogan “No.1 for football and still growing!”. It was completed on 1 June 2008. The sides of the advertisement measured 1,355.1 m (4445 ft 7 in) 1,340.9 m (4396 ft 4 in), 334.6 m (1095 ft 10 in) and 313 m (1026 ft 11 in).
The largest ashtray measured 50 cm (19.6 in) in diameter and had a circumference of 162 cm (5 ft 4 in). The ashtray was made by Hans Fankhauser (Austria) in Ginzling, Austria, in August 2006. The ashtray was made from Austrian Maple.
The largest game of Fox and Hen measured 6 m x 6 m (19 ft 8 in x 19ft 8 in) and was made by Peter Zettel (Austria). The game was measured in Wildalpen, Austria, on 9 July 2006.
The largest candy mosaic measures 130,83 m² (1,399 ft² 44 in²) and was created by Varena Betriebs GmbH and Haribo GmbH (all Austria) in Vöcklabruck, Austria, on 25 August 2012. The mosaic consisted of more than 1,000,000 Haribo sweets.