Highest altitude by taxi
Leigh Purnell, Paul Archer, Johno Ellison
5225.4 metre(s)
China ()
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The highest altitude reached by taxi is 5,225.4 m (17,143 ft) by Leigh Purnell, Paul Archer, Johno Ellison and Matthew Prior (all UK) in Hannah, a 1992 LTI Fairway FX4 – a London black taxi cab – in Qinghai Province, China, on 29 August 2011. The visit to the Tibetan Plateau was part of a successful attempt to make the longest taxi journey, which covered 69,716.12 km (43,319.5 miles) from 17 February 2011 to 11 May 2012 and clocked up £79,006.80 (US$127,530; €98,490) on the meter. Matthew Prior was not part of the whole journey.