NAME: Mathis Dumas
BIRTHDAY: 18 December 1993
HOME: Chamonix
DISCIPLINES: Ski Touring, Ski Alpinism, steep Skiing
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Steep Skiing Face nord Aiguille du Midi 5.4
  • Face nord Pain de Sucre 5.4

ABOUT ME:
Mathis Dumas is a photographer, filmmaker, UIAGM Mountain Guide and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments.
Mathis has climbed some of the most difficult climbs: Ice Fall, Alpine North Face and Big Wall in the Alps. Steep skiing and Paragliding are his daily activities.

  • What MOMENT do you ski for?
    I ski for the deep powder days, skiing with friends and skiing until sunset is the best!

MORE:

  • How do you recharge your batteries for the next challenge?

I never stop but I just change the activity. This helps me to be motivated for the next challenge!

  • What’s your favorite quote? Why does this quote resonate with you?

The mountain offers us the decor... It's up to us to invent the story that goes with...

  • How do you conquer difficult situations?

Keep calm and focus. The more experience I gain, the easier it becomes!

  • What sacrifices have you had to make to get to where you are today and were they worth it?

I have sacrificed a lot, especially family, friends and parties! I have worked hard to be where I am today but I am living my dream life.

  • How does your mindset (or attitude) influence your performance?

It’s a huge part of performance. On a day when you are feeling good you can take that special line, charge a lot more and take more risk…

  • What do you do when you aren’t skiing?

Alpinism, Paragliding, Climbing, ice climbing - there are many activities to do in the mountains!

  • What strategy do you use to overcome pressure and stress for optimum performance?

I practice a lot. When it becomes automatic then you don’t have pressure and stress because it’s what you do every day!

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