Géraldine Fasnacht grew up in the Swiss mountains. Skiing at age 2, she rapidly switched to snowboarding at 10, then began climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer.
Always in search of the next extreme outdoor adventure, she started skydiving and after 300 jumps she decided to go for base jumping and then discovered the wing suit. Géraldine sees her aggressive outdoor activities as a natural progression and another way to enjoy the landscape.
As professional snowboarder Geraldine twice won the most prestigious world freeride event, Verbier Xtrem, and had a promising start on the fresh Freeride World Tour, winning the first contest in Mammoth, California in January 2008. Injured in Sochi she expects to return stronger this year and hopes to win the world female freeride snowboard championship.
Flying is part of her life. She is one of the pioneers of the wing suit, developing new wing designs and pushing the discipline not only in terms of performance but in terms of territory as well. During an expedition on Baffin Islands she did manage with a group of guides, base jumpers and mountain experts to be the first to jump off five cliffs including the 1770-meter Broad Peak, the highest cliff ever jumped.