- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Ice climbing, alpinism, expeditions: many first ascents with many fellows.Everest from northern ridge, on may 25, 2014.
+ What are your three finest achievements in the mountains? :
Icefalls : “Visa pour l’Amérique”.
Mountaineering: the “Grande Traversée des Cimes”: a solo, self-sufficient crossing of the entire Mont Blanc Massif via the summits.
Expeditions: the first-ever, one-day solo ascent of the emblematic southwest face of Ama Dablam.+ Who do you prefer practising alpinism with? :Enthusiasts.+ Your best experience, high up? :I can’t single one out. There are many fleeting moments, and they form a strange sediment in the memory. As a guide, I recall a sense of great fulfilment with two clients, arriving at the summit of the Eiger up the north face.
+ And the worst? :Stuck under an avalanche on Dhaulagiri.+ What do you like to do when you’re not in the mountains? :Reading and writing. Is the rest really any concern of yours?+ What’s your involvement with the Millet Design Centre and in product development generally? :Millet is a loyal, long-standing partner… I’m continuously involved, focusing on issues that require extensive field testing and on expedition feedbacks.
+ How do you see your discipline evolving in the next few years? :It will be open, high-energy and no-holds-barred … Every new generation has taken possession of the playgrounds in ways that have surprised their elders!