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!!!
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.
loved his last comment…and his tone of voice, “I don’t know if I would do it again though.”
I wonder what his mother would think of that?
Lucky….for the least
different view towards the end of this clip…much sicker!
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.