Ced

Cédric Dumont

My passion for human flying is growing every year

Cédric Dumont flies over the Nazca Lines in Nazca, Peru on May 6th, 2013.
© Camilo Rozo/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Cédric Dumont. My discipline is BASE jumping. My friends call me Ced. I was born on 1 May 1972 in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. My special talent is surf, golf, flying drones. My philosophy of life is your time is limited, don't live someone else's life. The most important person in my life is my son Harvey. My favourite food is being vegan, fruits and veggies. My favourite music is basically anything that get me pumped.

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 the Jin-Mao tower in Shanghai.

Cédric has always been passionate about flying, he wanted to be a pilot although he was 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 1993 was certified and ready to take on the skies.

Skydiving was a perfect mix between surfing and being a pilot, it has gliding, freedom and flying your body.

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 of 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!

Today, Cédric has more then 10,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps, always travelling the world in search of new adventures.

Besides being an Action/Adventure Sports athlete, Cédric also has a degree in Applied Sports Psychology, is fluent in French, English, Dutch, German and Spanish, and he began his coaching vocation by giving professional athletes the mental edge and skills necessary to achieve their goals and unleash their full potential.

Cédric brings an advanced vision and inspirational perspective to Sports Psychology and mental training.

In extreme sports, where one is expected to deliver under high-pressure environments, flow, focus, hyper-awareness, self-talk, positive rituals and visualisation have been core skills to his consistent performance and survival. Coupled with his tremendous wealth of experience and passion, Cédric also possesses an innate sensitivity in understanding the needs of others; therefore, the ability to help individuals in achieving success and attaining their goals.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. Wingsuit Flight: Red Bull Nazca

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

      Nazca Desert, Peru

  2. 2012
    1. BASE jump: Gocta Falls

      Third highest waterfalls in the world.

      Peru

    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. 2011
    1. Proximity Wingsuit flights: Walenstadt, "the crack gorge"

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

      Walenstadt, Switzerland

  4. 2010
    1. Wingsuit BASE jump: Eiger North Face

      Switzerland

  5. 2008
    1. Project BASE-X

      5 objects(building/antenna/span/cliff) in 24h around Belgium

      Belgium

  6. 2004
    1. Wingsuit BASE jump: From Jin Mao Tower

      Shanghai, China