- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Climber and alpinist passionated by novelty, I've been blessed by my generation that was mostly driven by exploration.
- More 1500 routes opened (about 6000 length)
- Extreme winter ascension
- Big walls openings in the mytic Alps
- Dream Expedition ( Trango Tower, Groenland, Patagonia, …)
- 5.13c level on cliff
+ What are the 3 most beautiful routes you achieved ?
+ Who do you prefer mountaineering with ?A mentally strong and enthusiastic partner: I have been lucky to rope party with a lot of those rare persons+ Your best experience, high up ?Bivouac on cliff, and particularly this voluptuous moment where the efforts really ends when you pull your sleeping bag ruff. Just you eyes are out of this comfy shelter...+ And the worst ?A 40 meters fall due to a fixed rope rupture on the Eiger north Face in winter+ What do you like doing when you’re not in the mountains ?Draw topos and publish books. Climbing with my daughter+ What’s your involvement with the Millet Design Centre and in product development generally ?I' am totally confident in the know how of the employees and designer of the company. I just give feedbacks on the wear and tear in extreme utilisation conditions.+ How do you see your discipline evolving in the next few years ?
- Opening« big wall » Eiger-Cervin-Pilier Central du Frêney in Switzerland
- The first winter alpine technic of the Badile North Face
- W pilar at the Nameless Tower at Trango Towers
Top alpinist always stronger and faster, capable to adapt their cliff level onto big walls climbs.
A develoment of "leisure climbing" activities.
And... a big gap between those two practice. There is less and less interest in pure climbers than don't get much attention from the medias because their sport is known as dangerous.