The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World served as the stage for a breathtaking display of adrenaline and speed, as Belgian stunt jumper Cédric Dumont performed the first-ever wingsuit flight over the Pyramids of Giza.
On Jan. 29, the veteran daredevil jumped out of a plane, starting as a freefall, then glided over the Egyptian pyramids using his wingsuit before opening his parachute and landing between Khufu and Menkaure pyramids. The jump required cooperation from Egypt's Ministries of Defense, Youth & Sports and Antiquities, as well as the General Secretariat ... and after seeing the stunning view it provided of the pyramids, they surely won't regret the decision.
"Flying over the Pyramids has such a mystical and unmatched energy, one of the most incredible flights I have ever performed," Dumont told Red Bull, who sponsored the stunt.
To date, Dumont has pulled off more than 10,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps. He has records for some of the highest BASE jumps in history, as well as the lowest (35 meters). And needless to say, he's better at sightseeing than any of us.