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FIRST MONT BLANC SKI BASE JUMP
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It's a world altitude record for Matthais Giraud & completes the Alps trilogy after flights from the Matterhorn and Eiger.



It happened on Monday 24th June 2019 at 9.45am.

"I skied the north face and jumped off the serac next to the Roches Rouge at 4359m (14298ft) and landed on the Grand Plateau," said Matthais Giraud.

Reaching the summit of the tallest mountain in Europe took two days using the classical route via Dôme du Goûter.

20kg of gear was needed - BASE jumping equipment, ski equipment and mountaineering tools.

He did the climb with mountain guide, Alexandre Périnet.

"The serac measures only 60m and with 30% less oxygen at that altitude, the parachute opens much slower which meant I had to go for the fastest parachute opening possible," added Matthais Giraud.

He did base jumps from the Eiger in 2010 and the Matterhorn in 2011.

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