To promote the sports of skiing and B.A.S.E. jumping in a professional and humble manner to inspire human adventure.
FIRST PERSON TO
Ski BASE jump off Mt Hood, OR, USA
Ski BASE jump off Engineer Mountain, Silverton, Colorado, USA
Descent and ski BASE jump off the Aiguille Croche in Megeve, France
Ski BASE jump off Ajax Peak in Telluride, Colorado, USA
Ski BASE jump off Ingram Peak in Telluride, Colorado, USA
Wingsuit flight over the volcano of Eyafjallajokull and landing near the crater, Iceland
BASE jump off Haifoss waterfall, Iceland
Wingsuit flight from Washington to Oregon across the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR, USA
Ski BASE jump off the Petite Balme in Tignes, France
Ski BASE jump off Castle Rock in Durango, Colorado, USA
Ski BASE jump descent off the Pointe d’Areu in the Aravis Mountain Range, France
BASE jump from the Rosshütte gondola, Innsbruck, Austria
Ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn ( world record of highest ski BASE jump) in Zermatt, Switzerland
CNN Headline News
60 Minutes Sports
ABC - Good Morning America
Channel 5 (UK)
TV 5 World
Asahi TV (Japan)
Fuji TV (Japan)
Tokyo TV (Japan)
The Ski Journal
Ski & Board (UK)
"I've worked with Matthias Giraud on numerous projects over the last three years, and have found him to be hardworking, professional, and enthusiastic. Matthias possesses a rare mixture of natural physical talent, unbelievable enthusiasm and energy, and the ability to work with a team to accomplish incredible goals. He understands the needs surrounding the projects he works on, and makes sure that everyone is taken care of. Matty is incredibly focused and diligent, and we always look forward to any opportunity to work with him."
John Trousdale, Inside Durango TV
"Matthias, I wanted to let you know that our shoot last week at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho has generated a lot of awestruck response from our company. Not only are the images wildly entertaining to watch, we have opened a whole new avenue of revenue potential and are moving quickly to capitalize on the media buzz your jump has created.
From our first encounter with your historic first Ski BASE jump on Mt. Hood in Oregon, you have been a pleasure to work with - Your unbounding enthusiasm for your sport translates well on camera and the energy you put toward these projects has been the driving force in their successful completion.
As you know, there are countless obstacles in bringing such extreme camera work to fruition and your persistent attention to details has been the turning point in both productions. I was also blown away at how quickly you were able to get the Mt. Hood jump out to major news organizations such as ABC News, Good Morning America and CNN News. That piece went viral on the internet within days of the actual jump!
Moving forward, I see more involvement with your exciting career and look toward our next project together this winter - 360 Ski BASE jumping! Best Regards,"
Craig Adkins, Director of Photography, Immersive Media Company
"Matthias rocks! Ok, so that phrase is over-used, but it couldn't be more appropriate for an adventurer like this. It's rare to find someone so out-going, ready-for-anything and just down right fun. He's the ultimate professional when it comes to being interviewed on television. He knows exactly the sound bite to give that will actually be used in stories, he generates a genuine excitement in viewers, is loyal to his sponsors, and engaging. Not to mention the camera loves his charming French smile! I'm always hounding him to hurry up and take the next plunge on some crazy adventure because this guy is great for ratings!"
Anita Kissee, KATU-TV Anchor, ABC Network
"As a producer for National Geographic Television I recently completed a profile of extreme sports adventurer Matthias Giraud. On camera he grabs your attention with his passion for his sport and life. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he is captivating to watch whether jumping off a cliff or recounting his life's experiences. Matthias is a great communicator and storyteller. He maintains a love for adventure and fun, while being thoroughly professionally in his work. He was helpful both creatively working in story development and also in completing legal contracts. I would look forward to working with him in the future".
April Chabries, Producer, National Geographic Television
Born on: September 24, 1983 Also known as: Super Frenchie ™ Occupation: Professional Freeskier/ B.A.S.E. Jumper Current City: Bend, OR, USA and Megeve, France Degree: BBA (Resort- and Tourism Management) Home Mountains: Megeve (France), Mt Bachelor (USA) Favorite US Ski Areas: Silverton Mountain (Colorado), Mt Baker (Washington) Other Activitites: Skydiving, surfing and training
Ski Boots: Dalbello KR 2 PRO and Dalbello Sherpa Skis: Wagner Custom Skis Poles: Tourstick Vario Carbon Gloves: Leki Elements Freeride Series Eyewear: Oakley Airbrake Helmet: Bern Unlimited Baker Footwear: Matthias WP Boot by Cushe Cameras: GoPro Hero 4 Black Travel Gear: Thule Chasm XL