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  • PLAY - Episode 3 - Eider PLAY - Episode 3 - Eider

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      Let's continue Matthias Giraud's trip in USA. On the menu: freeride session with extraordinary snow conditions in Mt Baker, Portland; great skibase time in Mt Hood, Oregon and ... surf session.

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    • 1 year ago
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  • PLAY - Episode 1 - Eider PLAY - Episode 1 - Eider

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      Check out the first episode of the Eider web series PLAY.  Follow Matthias Giraud during his skibase jump and freeride sessions in Megève and Argentière, France with JT Holmes.

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    • 2 years ago
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  • Video: The First of Many — JT Video: The First of Many — JT Holmes And Matthias Giraud Ski Off A 260-Foot Cliff

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      Man, Super Frenchie Matthias Giraud is at it again and this time he's brought JT Holmes along for the adventure. According to what Giraud writes below, this is Holmes' first Ski-BASE jump since March, 26, 2009, which is the day Shane McConkey died after having a complication with his chute during a ski-BASE jump in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. Holmes was with McConkey on that tragic day, which must make returning to the sport that much more difficult. To being with, ski-BASE jumping takes a lot of mental strength. But to go back to it after witnessing an accident like that is on another level. Giraud has it right when he writes below that Holmes is "celebrating life."

      Below are words from Matthais Giraud:

      It's not everyday that you get to ski off a 260-foot cliff, launch a double backflip, and fly away in a parachute.

      As I am getting ready to ski, JT turns towards me, shakes my hand, and says, "To the first of many."

      This day was a long time coming; we had talked about this day for years.

      This is our first jump together. It is also JT's first ski BASE jump since that tragic day, March 26, 2009—a date which will live in infamy—JT survives a ski BASE flight in the Italian Dolomites, but his good friend, wingman, and one of my mentors, Shane McConkey, does not.

      Even if we are aware of the risks and accept them, witnessing the loss of a friend and mentor is the most traumatic experience a skier and BASE jumper can endure.

      But, JT is an example of composure and focus, and he carries on with the spirit of BASE jumping and skiing, that is, celebrating life!

      Today, I am incredibly honored to be along his side as he gets back on the horse, the first of many.

      Let's never forget the words of McConkey: "There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air"

      Welcome back, JT!

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    • 2 years ago
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  • Video: Welcome To Chamonix - M Video: Welcome To Chamonix - Matthias Giraud Ski-BASE Jump

    • From: media-75233
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      The following words come from Matthias Giraud, AKA Super Frenchie:

      Blue sky, fresh powder and a big cliff in Chamonix. This is why I love my job!

      However, the day started with terrible news when I got a message saying that 3 persons died in an avalanche and 2 of them were friends.

      My knees were shaking while riding the gondola to the top of Les Grands Montets and the cold temperatures of the early morning climb did not help.

      I was feeling nauseous and wondering why I keep skiing and BASE jumping when every year I go through the struggle of losing friends.

      Every jump gets harder and harder but as soon as I stand on the top on a beautiful powder run just like the one you are about to see, it all of the sudden makes sense.

      The last breath of air before dropping is so crisp and powerful.

      As it goes through your lungs compressed with fear, your body loosens up and everything makes sense.

      What we do is not a choice. We dedicate our lives to our sport and the mountains because we were born to do it.

      Living a life of purpose and passion requires courage. Fear is a corral made to keep you safe but life begins once you jump the fence.

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    • 2 years ago
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  • 7.2 Matthias Giraud Quick and 7.2 Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump (Short) - Super Frenchie Diaries #7.2

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      Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump (Short) - Super Frenchie Diaries #7.2  
      Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump (Short) - Super Frenchie Diaries Ep Luckiy Number 7.2 on WIDSIX TV
      Super Frenchie's Lucky Number 7 Webisode is a quick and dirty bridge BASE Jump at an undisclosed location... we're not telling, so don't ask. 
      Just sit back and relax... watch this quick grimy edit of Frenchie throwing himself off a bridge. 
      This is the quickest, dirtiest version... you can see the full version here: http://vimeo.com/30606078
      For more Super Frenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud, visit: http://youtube.com/widsix
    • 3 years ago
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  • 7.1 Matthias Giraud Quick and 7.1 Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump (Full) - Super Frenchie Diaries #7.1

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      Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump (Full) - Super Frenchie Diaries #7.1 
      Matthias Giraud Quick and Dirty Bridge BASE Jump - Super Frenchie Diaries Ep Luckiy Number 7.1 on WIDSIX TV
      Super Frenchie's Lucky Number 7 Webisode is a quick and dirty bridge BASE Jump at an undisclosed location... we're not telling, so don't ask. 
      Just sit back and relax... watch this quick grimy edit of Frenchie throwing himself off a bridge. 
      As quick and dirty as this episode is... you can see an even shorter version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhgjW0crkd0
      For more Super Frenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud, visit: http://youtube.com/widsix
    • 3 years ago
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  • BASE Jump Wingsuit Flight Off BASE Jump Wingsuit Flight Off Mount Baring - Super Frenchie Diaries #6 on WIDSIX TV

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      "BASE Jump Wingsuit Flight Off Mount Baring" - Super Frenchie Diaries #6 on WIDSIX TV
      In this episode of the Super Frenchie Diaries on WIDSIX TV, Matthias Giraud takes you deep into the Backcountry of Washtington State, near Stevens Pass... for an EPIC jump off the top of Mount Baring. 
      1000 feet to impact, 3000 feet total after wingsuit flight... Mount Baring provides an amazing landscape and a scenic backdrop that makes Frenchie nostalgic about his jumps in the Swiss Alps. 
      see more of Matthias Giraud at: MatthiasGiraud.com
      Stay tuned to WIDSIX TV for more of the Super Frenchie Diaries: http://widsix.tv
    • 3 years ago
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  • "Walk the Plank" - Super Frenc "Walk the Plank" - Super Frenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud ep #1 on WIDSIX TV

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      Super Frenchie nails it in "Walk the Plank", the first installment of the Super Frenchie Diaries on WIDSIX TV

       

      In order to "Walk the Plank", you must get to this spot is about 1hr30min from Salt Lake City, Utah. At this particular spot, every person who jumps it for the first time has to "walk the plank". 

       

      The slow walk to the end of the plank gets your heart going every time as it is covered with loose rock and feels like it may break away at any moment. Super Frenchie has not jumped this place in well over a year, so he was due to walk the plank once again. 

       

      But, if you know anything about walking the plank... a standard jump off the end is not enough, you have to trick it out... and Frenchie delivers with the gainer...

       

      Follow Matthias Giraud at: matthiasgiraud.com

       

      or find more of his edits droppin' on WIDSIX TV throughout the year

    • 3 years ago
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  • "The EIGER" - Super Fenchie Di "The EIGER" - Super Fenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud Vol. #2 on WIDSIX TV

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      Along with the Matterhorn and the Grandes Jorasses, the Eiger is one of the most challenging peaks in the Alps.

       

      Captured on GoPro's from multiple angles, as well as footage from the Heli, Matthias Giraud charges the west wall of the Eiger and dodges avalanche debris before launching into the North face. 

       

      See more of the Super Frenchie Diaries on http://widsix.tv

       

      See more of Matthias Giraud on http://matthiasgiraud.com

    • 3 years ago
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  • "World's First SkiBASE of the "World's First SkiBASE of the Matterhorn" - Super Frenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud ep #4 on WIDSIX TV

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      Matthias Giraud is THE FIRST person IN THE WORLD to skiBASE the Matterhorn. Captured by several GoPros and other Cameras, Super Frenchie's jump come very close to ending in disaster when his ski hits a rock and he is forced to throw a GIANT front flip off the peak to avoid death.


      Watch this edit and you'll never look at a skinny french dude the same way again... you might be looking at the skinny french dude that did THIS!

       

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      Matterhorn Facts:

       

      Elevation: 14,692 feet (4,478 meters)

       

      Location: Valais Alps. Also called Penninie Alps. Border of Switzerland and Italy.

       

      "I was born by the sea, and up to the age of twelve I had never been outside my native Province; and yet, without being aware of it, I knew the Matterhorn. I did not know it by name, but I knew it. When, by chance, someone in my family uttered the word 'peak', and my small child's imagination created the corresponding picture, I saw a pyramid, beautiful as an arrow of stone, pointing towards the sky." ~ Gaston Rébuffat

    • 3 years ago
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  • Wingsuit Flight from Paraglide Wingsuit Flight from Paraglider: Flight Over the Columbia Gorge - Super Frenchie Diaries #5 on WIDSIX TV

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      In this episode of the Super Frenchie Diaries with Matthias Giraud, you will witness the FIRST EVER wingsuit crossing of the Columbia Gorge, which is the the state line between Washington and Oregon. This flight makes Super Frenchie the FIRST person to fly via wingsuit from State of Washington to State of Oregon in a single flight. 

    • 3 years ago
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  • Interview: Skiing Off The Matt Interview: Skiing Off The Matterhorn With Matthias Giraud

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      Mathias Giraud

      September 30, 2011

      — John Clary Davies

      Matthias Giraud wants the "trilogy" of European ski-BASE first descents. The Frenchman, also known as "Super Frenchie," ticked off Switzerland’s Mount Eiger in May 2010. Then, in March, in what he called the gnarliest ski-BASE of his life, Giraud jumped off the Matterhorn. To complete the hat trick, Giraud will look to boost Grandes Jorasses, in France’s Mont Blanc Massif. 

      “The Matterhorn was trickier than the Eiger,” he said, “but Jorasses is trickier than the Matterhorn.”

      If being the first to ski-BASE the 14,692-foot Matterhorn wasn’t dramatic enough, Giraud lost a ski as he went off the diving board. Luckily, he had the wits to turn his momentum into a front flip and float away. Giraud checked in with Tetongravity.com to give his account of the Matterhorn epic. Giraud, calling from his honeymoon in Maui, had just taken another leap. On Sept. 26, during a Hawaiian sunset, he married. After the ceremony, he and his wife took off their clothes and jumped into the ocean. 

      From Giraud:

      Last year I was on trip in Europe and the conditions were good and my team manager said, “Can you be in Switzerland tomorrow? I have a heli on the Eiger and you can do a descent. It might work for ski-BASE.” Sure, I’ll be there. Next thing you know, I’m standing on top. It was a pretty rowdy first descent, I wasn’t really ready for it. 

      When I landed the Eiger, I started working on the Matterhorn. It’s maybe a little rowdy, but it could work. I started doing my homework on it. Next thing I knew, I had the best guys to get on this, and I can see it’s pretty gnarly. I think there’s only one way down. 

      Did you see video of the avalanche as we ski based? That was my warm up run.

      “Can you get here tonight because it’s going to be perfect. We have to take the helicopter because it’s a short window.” The snow was holding, it was pretty rocky, but the next thing you know, I’m in a helicopter flying toward a huge mountain.

      When we showed up, it was too steep and really tight, so you can’t land, but they can lower you down with a winch if you want. For sure. We jury rigged a harness.

      Matthias Giraud

      There’s one diving board there and it’s east facing and really high. There are a lot of rocks but snow sticks to that stuff.  I was thinking about building a kicker, but that would damage the in-run more than anything else. I kind of just had to ski it the way it was. 

      What I didn’t realize was that the snow on that diving board was a little lighter than on the face, so I came in super fast. I skied exactly where I wanted to be, and when I landed on the diving board I sunk in six inches. 

      Mathias Giraud

      My ski hit that rock right when I hit the diving board. The motion was going to throw me forward. The worst-case scenario for ski basing is if you lose a ski. Normally, you should be dead. There’s not really any way to get out of it. I just realized I had to go with the inertia, the motion and try to control it into a flip. I went out into a big front-flip and dived over those rocks. It was definitely a crisis situation.

      I hit the rock and I remember thinking oh this is not happening, you’re not going to die like that, this is not happening. It was the closest call I’ve ever had. I can’t believe that I’m alive. 

      Mathias Giraud

      And you know, I remember telling myself before dropping in, “You’re on the Matterhorn. Conditions are fairly good. Five hundred people have died on that. It all seems too easy; something’s going to happen.” I prepared for the worst. I’m glad I did, because I had the mindset to get out of it.  On the ride back to France that night I had goosebumps for two hours. I was so tired I just passed out in car. 

      It definitely created two kinds of reactions. Some said it was stupid; it’s a thing they’ll never understand. Some kind of admired it. I understand both sides of the way people look at it. At the same time, you are trying to explore new lines. Ski-BASE jumping is not just BASE jumping. It’s a tool to ski mountains you couldn’t ski otherwise. It’s like the big wave surfing of skiing. They use jet skis to get towed in to surf these waves. We use parachutes to ski things we couldn’t get out of. It ‘s how you reach new heights and new goals.

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    • 3 years ago
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  • Matthias Giraud Matthias Giraud

    • From: johnclarydavies
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      Matthias Giraud gets lowered down to the Matterhorn
    • 3 years ago
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  • Video: World's First Ski-BASE Video: World's First Ski-BASE Of The Matterhorn

    • From: media-75233
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      September 1, 2011

      In the video below, Matthias Giraud becomes the first person in the world to ski-BASE jump off the Matterhorn. After being helicopter-lifted to the summit, Giraud bolts down the mountain, loses a ski on the take-off and front flips to safety. Yeah, this could have been done in better style, like if he kept both skis on his feet. How about you give it a try next? 

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    • 3 years ago
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  • Video: "Super Frenchie" Matthi Video: "Super Frenchie" Matthias Giraud's Summer BASE Jumping

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      Discrete TV Episode 24:

      Discrete TV Episode 25:

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    • 3 years ago
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