- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1992 – Thalay Sagar, India. Repeat.
1994 – East face of Mount Meru, India. New route.
1994 – Mount Shivling, India. Repeat.
1996 – Patagonia.
2004 – “Magic Line”, K2, Pakistan. First repeat.
2007 – West face of Siula Chico, Peru. New route.
2007 – North face of Huascaran South, Peru. New route.
2007 – South face of Mount Copa, Peru. New route.
2008 – East face of San Lorenzo, Patagonia, Argentina. New route.
2009 – South face of Tengi Rigi Tau, Nepal. New route.
2010 - Tawoche and Ama Dablam, Nepal. Repeat.
2011 – West face of Cho Polu, Nepal. New route.
+ What are your three finest achievements in the mountains?:
Every time i go to the mountains, something great happens. I don't have an unforgetable achievement.+ Who do you prefer practising alpinism with?:
I only climb with very good friends, of very different ages.+ Your best experience, high up?:
In 1999, when i saved my rope buddy. We were in the lantang valley in nepal. He now has 23 screws in his face.
+ And the worst...?:
In 2008. We’d travelled to pakistan to save our friend, who had a broken leg and was near the latok group. But it wasn’t possible to save him.+ What do you like doing when you’re not in the mountains? :
I try to practice mountaineering as much as i can, when i'am not i like to think, write and read by the fire.+What’s your involvement with the millet design centre and in product development generally?:
The main reason i’m a millet technical adviser is because i like the brand. So i try to contribute my mountain experience to enhance the quality of millet’s products.
+ How do you see your discipline evolving in the next few years?:
I think it will evolve in two directions: specialists using highly technical equipment, and a wide base of users who are more guided by value for money. And quality: marketing, innovation, environmental aspects, etc.