Matthias ‘Super Frenchie’ Giraud - Extreme Athlete
Living on the edge is one thing, but would you jump off it? Matthias Giraud AKA ‘Super Frenchie’ made fear his friend from an early age by turning one of the most dangerous sport into a profession.
A professional ski athlete and BASE jumper, Matthias graduated with a Business Administration degree and later realised his dream by becoming a pioneer of ski BASE jumping. He has accomplished many first descents and ski BASE jumps across the globe, including the first ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. He is also widely known his ski BASE jump avalanche escape off of the Aiguille Croche in the French Alps.
‘Super Frenchie’ has set new standards for ski BASE jumping and air sports despite sustaining life threatening injuries and the tragic loss of close friends.
Through unique stories, he will share how BASE jumping has taught him how to live and accept his mortality while maintaining a zest for life.
Matthias has been featured on 60 Minutes Sports, Men’s Journal 50 most adventurous men, Google Zeitgeist, Good Morning America, National Geographic and has worked with prestigious companies such as Apple, GoPro, NBC Universal and Facebook just to name a few.