Last time we heard from French skier, BASE jumper and general madman Matthias Giraud, he had just become the first person to ski down and BASE jump of the Matterhorn in the Alps. In this video, Giraud masters the same combination of extreme sports, but replaces the deadly slopes of the Matterhorn with another danger: an avalanche on his heels.
Giraud pulled off the stunt, which he calls "probably the best run of my life," on the Aiguille Croche summit in the French Alps. He and his fellow skier did take the proper precautions; both wore avalanche receivers and the local rescue teams monitored the run.
The only video I can think of to rival this one is the beginning of The Spy Who Loved Me, where James Bond outfights a team of assassins while skiing and escapes by jumping off a cliff and parachuting to safety. But unlike 007, Giraud did it for real.
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