Thule Crew | Matthias Giraud

Matthias Giraud

Big Mounting Skiing and B.A.S.E jumping

Age: 29

Nationality: French but residing in America

Family: Married and a son

Sports: Big Mountain Skiing and BASE jumping

Best place on earth: The Alps, Iceland, Norweigan Fjords, Mauritius, Mt Baker and Southwest Colorado

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Interview

What elements of the nature do you work with/use/profit from in your sport?

Nature is the driving force of my sports. As a BASE jumper and skier, my life is base on snow and air. I have the privilege to spend most of my time skiing down steep mountains and jumping off cliffs. But, as nature determines everything, you learn to turn ambition and pride into humility and focus.

Most awesome adventure of your life, so far..?

The most awesome adventure I had so far was probably my BASE jumping trip to Iceland with GoPro. We got to BASE jump off massive waterfalls and fly our wingsuits over an active volcano as well as hanging out in natural hot springs at the bottom of glaciers!

Most epic sport experience of your life, so far..?

The most awesome sport experience I have had so far was escaping an avalanche while skiing in the Alps by BASE jumping off a 600ft cliff. It was the ultimate ride as a skier and the most exciting jump as a BASE jumper.

Other interests besides your sport?

I am completely addicted to surfing and I am aspiring to surfing big waves. I actually just got my first tow board. It's time to go for it soon!

What makes you happy?

The balance I have found in life is what makes me happy. I am always doing something exciting, I always have an adventure or project to look forward to and most importantly I have somebody I love and have the chance to build a family with her. It's as simple as that!