First Matterhorn SkiBASE…Lucky Matthias Giraud!

Pretty wild take-off by Matthias Giraud during the first ever ski-BASE off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias tags some rocks as he launches and looses a ski, which forces him into a front-flip to avoid certain death.  “As I reached the edge of the cliff and prepared myself for launch, my ski snagged a rock that was hidden behind the jump.  It came to a sudden stop and came off as I was going full throttle. All I could do was to throw a gigantic front-flip over the north face to slow down the inertia, which created a window to pull my parachute without getting tangled in my lines…”  Mattias said about the jump.

Not the best launching site, but I guess that is why it had
never been done before. Way to pull it off Matthias!!!


6 Responses to “First Matterhorn SkiBASE…Lucky Matthias Giraud!”

  1. 1 Owen Popinchalk Sep 2nd, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Thats some lame bs. He didn’t even climb the peak first. WTF? Isn’t that the point of this shit, to aid in a speedy descent after a stylish ascent? Lucky is right.

  2. 2 Joshua Sep 2nd, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    loved his last comment…and his tone of voice, “I don’t know if I would do it again though.”

  3. 3 Olaf Sep 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I wonder what his mother would think of that?

  4. 4 gillesleskieur Sep 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Lucky….for the least

  5. 5 randosteve Sep 5th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    different view towards the end of this clip…much sicker!

  6. 6 Drew Brown Sep 22nd, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Owen – I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Zermatt, let alone seen the Matterhorn in person. This was an epic feat. For Frenchie to pull this off, is purely a testament to the human spirit. Your post is lame bs. Why don’t you try to match this effort, then maybe your post will have some merit.

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