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Lorenz Frutiger

Name : Frutiger

First name : Lorenz

Age : 39 years

Nationality: Swiss

“There’s an intensity and rawness to the mountains in the fall, that has to be felt and seen to be understood”
Born and raised in the valley of Grindelwald as the son of a Mountain Guide, I was fortunate enough to get in touch with the mountains from an early age. Since qualifying in 2005, I follow the guides path full-time. Today I’m trying to balance a young family, work and personal projects…In the meantime I try to pass on my knowledge to the next generation of Guides as a Swiss Mountain Guides Examiner.
Few words which describe you as athlete:
Every face of the year offers other breath-taking possibilities. I love all different aspects of mountaineering, therefore I see myself as a “Jack of all trades”.

Few words which describe you as person:
I’ve been accused of being hard headed and unforgiving. I don’t know why and I’m not sure if that’s true :)

Which are your passions, after skiing/climbing/ mountaineering?
I love to spend time with the family and a close circle of friends, read, cook and listen to music. Spending time around or in the ocean.

Your best moment on the mountains:
One that will be with me forever is the first bivouac in the Torre Valley, Patagonia. After our first successful climb in the area (Aguja St.Exupéry), we were laying under the Patagonian sky, watching a million stars with the silhouette of Cerro Torre to the right and the Fitz roy to our left…

…and your worst?
The hardest moments are obviously when loss or severe injuries of close friends occur.

Why do you feel part of the Millet team?
Millet is all about mountains and alpinism! Being part of this dynamic team is fantastic, as there’s a lot of emphasis on the exchange between athletes and the product managers. 

What does it mean, for you, to Rise Up?
Rise Up, growing as a person with every dream, new idea, project and goal: may it be in failure or success.

Why do you suggest people to go for outdoor and mountain activities?
Mountains are honest teachers. If we are willing to listen, they sharpen our intuition, and offer us the possibility to learn a lot about ourselves.
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Achievements Box + Future projects
Achievements:
Fitz Roy, Patagonia, “Swiss Variation” - First Ascent
Cerro Torre, Patagonia, “Ragni Route” - (as the first party of the season)
Nameless Tower, Pakistan, “Eternal Flame”
“Hasli Hero”, M8/WI5+, 230m, Switzerland, First Ascent
“Schwendi Hero”, WI6, 120m, Switzerland, Solo
Expeditions, climbing and skiing trips to Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Pakistan, Scotland, USA, Bulgaria, Morocco, South Africa…
Projects:
Anything that involves good friends, wild nature, stories, sleeping bags, laughter, a rack of cams and nuts and campfires, definitely campfires.