The Guinness Book of World Records is famous for it’s “out-there” records. Some records are utterly unbelievable and others are impressively insane. On April 3rd, Genix and Ian Kerr set a world record for the highest altitude DJ set.
They performed in Kala Patthar, a mountain range in the Nepalese Himalayas. At an altitude of 5590M, which is just over 18,000 feet, the duo performed a B2B set in front tens of bundled up climbers. Trance was able to ring around the mountains in the most incredible way possible.
The 25-minute set was to a ticketed audience. It was easily the most beautiful backdrop for a DJ set we have seen. The massive mountains in the background gave us a little bit of that Tomorrowland Winter vibe. The location of the set actually allowed for an almost perfect view of Mount Everest. I don’t think any of us would have ever imagined the day where people would dance to EDM in front of that.
The previous record for highest altitude DJ set was also achieved in Nepal. It was done by Chhewang Sherpa. The great part about this record is that there is a limit to this record. Someone will probably venture up to the top of Mount Everest and perform the literally highest possible altitude DJ set. Who should take on this challenge?