French duo and Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen, along with partner Vince Reffet, took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, on Monday April 21, 2014, claiming the new Guinness World Record Title of the “Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building”, exhibiting their astonishing base jumping skills. This jump was only made possible with the construction of a 3 X 1 meter platform at the very top of the pinnacle and was an immense task in itself. Continue reading for the video and more information.
According to Arabian Gazette, “Fred and Vince had to go through a series of training in Switzerland by base jumping off Lauterbeunnen Mountain which is almost the same height as The Burj Khalifa. With a week of intense training in Switzerland, Fred and Vince continued to condition themselves with base jumping out of helicopters in Dubai to ensure they were ready for the leap off of the world’s tallest building.”