Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, a.k.a. The Soul Flyers, made headlines a few months ago when they BASE jumped off the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 2,716 feet, setting a world record in the process.
Now the two Frenchmen are back with Red Bull Skycombo, a project that's more bold, more daring and even more spectacular. Red Bull Skycombo has taken months of dreaming, planning and waiting for the perfect conditions to pull off. And pull it off, they did -- Fugen and Reffet recently jumped from 10,000 m (32,808 feet) above Mont Blanc in France – the very limit of possibility without wearing pressurized suits.
Wearing a specially designed oxygen system, they stepped out into an air temperature of -50 degree C, performed some high-altitude freefall acrobatics before pulling specially designed chutes – much smaller – to allow them to swoop in close proximity over the Peuterey ridge, the longest ridge in the Mt. Blanc massif.
They landed safely in the Italian town of Courmayeur after a total flight time of seven minutes.