Ced

Cedric Dumont

My passion for human flying is growing every year

Portrait of Cedric Dumont and fellow base jumper Johnatan Florez jumping from the top of the Gocta waterfall with forests below in Peru 2012
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Hi, my name is Cedric Dumont. My discipline is BASE jumping. My friends call me Ced. I was born on 4 May 1970 in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. My special talent is golf. My philosophy of life is reinvent yourself and step out of your comfort zone. The most important person in my life is my brother. My favourite food is sashimi, seafood and healthy food in general. My favourite music is alternative rock, dance and electronic music.

Bio

Standing 160 metres up, armed only with a toilet roll to test the direction and strength of the wind, Cédric Dumont leaped from a Lithuanian landmark, freefalling for four seconds before opening his parachute. Although this is far from his highest jump, Dumont has jumped from the highest railway bridge in the world (201m), the highest suspended bridge in the world (384m) and jumped from 431m in a BASE wingsuit off of the Jin-Mao tower in Shanghai.

Cédric’s sporting roots were a world away from the heavens – a passionate snowboarder and surfer, he also claimed a spot on the Belgian national golf team. But after discovering the 1988 film ‘Pushing the Limits’, he found a new passion, and by 1991 was certified and ready to take on the skies.

After beginning his aerial career as a skydiver and skysurfer, Cédric made the switch to BASE jumping. Since completing his first BASE jump in 1996, Cédric has competed in the X Games three times, finished third in the skysurfing world cup and won the Brazilian open skysurfing. Aside from completing the largest jumps in the world, he has also recorded the lowest BASE jumps in the world, including a freefall jump from just 35m!

In 2007, Cédric set up his own skydiving school, Skydive Belgium, and when not working on projects for Red Bull, he is busy passing on his enthusiasm for wingsuits to the next generation.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. Wingsuit Flight: Red Bull Nazca

      Cedric Dumont and Jhonathan Florez perform a first wingsuit flight over the mysterious Nazca lines.

      Nazca Desert, Peru

  2. 2012
    1. Wingsuit Flight: Crack Gorge

      Cedric soared at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, as he tore through the gorge during his two-minute descent.

      Churfirsten Mountains, Switzerland

    2. BASE Jump: KBC Tower

      Cedric jumped from the top of the under-construction KBC tower, taking less than a minute to reach ground.

      Ghent, Belgium

  3. 2009
    1. BASE jump from TV-Tower

      Vilnius, Lithuania

  4. 2007
    1. Record: Lowest official BASE jump

      Belgium

  5. 2000
    1. 1st place: Brazilian Open Skysurfing