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.Read more