S2 / EP13: MATTHIAS GIRAUD

Matthias Giraud aka Super Frenchie, is one of those passionate people who has way too much energy.  He’s also pro skier/BASE jumper  who travels the world creating insane videos for a living.  We talk getting into BASE jumping without proper experience, a lifetime of gnarly things, how his perspective on risk has changed over time and how he’s still alive after hitting a cliff at 70 MPH.  Hear the whole, crazy story on the podcast.

SHOW NOTES

2:00:  Skiing this year

4:00:  Growing up in France, liking Americans and boarding school.

6:00:  Losing his sister, a moment of clarity and skiing

18:00  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

20:00:  Who is he in his teen years,  euro ski heroes , drinking at 16, and too much energy

27:00:  College, moving to America to continue education and sponsorship:  These are his sponsors 

31:00 Starting skydiving and getting into BASE jumping after 30 skydives, the viral Mount Hood jump and   McConkey

41:00: 10Barrel Brewery

42:00:  Our meeting and knowing he was going to make a career out of this.  Money and sponsors:  Thule  Roxa, Superdry, GoproHummLeki, BernBlack CrowsDynafit  

45:00:  Ski BASE off the Eiger and the Matterhorn

56:00:  Viral videos, social media and the influence it has and wingsuits  Avalanche Video

60:00:  Getting pregnant and then having his Ski BASE accident and recovery

70:00:  Getting back into BASE Jumping and skiing

74:00:  Death

77:00:  Inappropriate Questions