Two French jumpers took a dive off the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet set a new world record for the “highest BASE jump from a building”, jumping from a height of 2,716ft (828m). They wore wing suits and took a leap. BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span (bridges), and Earth (cliffs). The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building going up over half a mile into the sky. You can watch a video of their jump here.
Did you know?
Last year, Valery Rozov, a Russian jumper, took a leap off one of the sides of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. He set a record for the “world’s highest ever BASE jump”. He jumped from an altitude of 23,687 feet (7,220 m).
Image Credits: http://www.redbull.com/ for BASE Jump
Sources: http://www.redbull.com/, http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/