Maël Baguet


Maël Baguet

Maël Baguet

Discipline: Mountaineering, Wingsuit BASE jumping, climbing, skiing

Hometown: Grenoble, France

Currently Living: French Alps

Height: 176 cm

Career Highlights: Mountain guide since 2013; Member of the “French National Youth Team” (FFCAM & FFME) since 2011; FA of  Ni Han Pio Liang (M6, 1400m) Mt. Siguniang (6250m), China); Some wonderful trips to New Zealand (2008), Morocco, South America (2010), China (2011), North America, etc.; About 650+ B.A.S.E. Jumps and 500+ wingsuit; Personal best on McDonald’s hamburger eating : 9 ½ in 2010, training in progress for a new personal record.

When did you first start climbing/skiing? 

Skiing as soon as I was weaned and climbing when I had a male voice (about 14 years old).

What do you most enjoy about your sport? 

The friends who make enjoying it possible!

How do you define success? 

When your dream came true! That’s why I’ve got many many dreams—you increase your chance of success! 

What are you most proud of, either in life, your sport or both?

Try to keep intact the spirit of the beginning: Love and rock’n’roll.

Who are your heroes?

The real hero is who get to enjoy his whole life! Yes it’s a hard job, but in fact everybody can be a kind of “daily hero”!

What inspires you?

My friends, and the pioneers in everything! 

What are your hobbies outside of your sport?

Laughing, talking, partying, sleeping and the things that go inbetween.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Eating frozen french fries when I'm too lazy to cook.

What are your hidden talents?

Administrative in the real life… if you need some tips about late invoices, payment, email, calls, contact me, I certainly won’t answer.

Tell us about your most favorite place in the world:

All the place I can share with people’s smiles (even toothless) or beers (even warm).

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

In order of appearance: crane operator, firefighter, stuntman, doctor, and mountain guide.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and why?

My nose skin: I get easily sunburned, and my nose is all the time red, so people thinks I’m drunk... but facial surgery is too expansive for the moment, I’ll have to wait…

Describe your perfect day:

The perfect day is always too short, it makes me sad to describe… But you always wanna restart!

How would your friends describe you?

As a guy suffering from acute “Maëlite”, it’s a rare disease that makes you never tired. But I’m recovered now, I’m getting old…