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Watch First-Ever Ski-BASE Jump off Mont Blanc

On June 24, Matthais Giraud made the highest ski-BASE jump and completed the first ski-BASE of the Alps Trilogy, including Mont Blanc, the Eiger and Matterhorn.

“I skied the north face and jumped off the serac next to the Roches Rouge at 4,359m and landed on the Grand Plateau,” said Giraud. “Reaching the summit of the tallest mountain in Europe took two days using the classic route via Dôme du Goûter – a laborious process with 20kg of gear between BASE jumping equipment, ski equipment and mountaineering tools and was made possible with the help of my friend and Mountain Guide Alexandre Périnet.”

The serac is only 60 metres and with 30 per cent less oxygen at that altitude, the parachute opens much slower which meant he had to go for the fastest parachute opening possible.

Mont Blanc Jump