Despite the ascent of Mont Blanc at 14 years old with one of my cousin, some bouldering with my father and my uncle and some ski with some cousins, i was not really into mountaineering. At this moment « my sport » is mountain biking. I praticed mountain biking at a national level unil 1996.
In 1995, i need to serve for the national military service. I choose to spend 1 year in the gendarmerie in a special section called PGHM which is in charge of the mountain rescue in a little city next to Chamonix, Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc. My duty is to assist and help the profesionnal mountain rescuers. At this time, my co workers and soon friends took me into the mountains and it is when i « officially » discovered rock climbing, ski touring, ice climbing… all activities that we pratice in the mountains. Since this moment, i have only 1 idea in mind : becoming a mountain guide !
In 1998, i became a ski patrol in the Saint gervais ski ressort. I’m in charge of rescuing people hurt on the ski pist and also in charge of the safety of all the pists. This job is great because i can associate both of my hobbies : ski and rescue ! I’m also in the « mountain » community and i spend all my free time training to pass the mountain guide certification !
In 2000, i discover one of the most exciting part of alpinism : going to expedition. We are 3 friends heading to climb Latok 2. Bad weather forced us to go down but the experience was one of the most fantastic of my life !
2 years later, 2002 i become a mountain guide which still pasionnate me. The 2 things i love the most in my job are :
the contact with the people i take to the mountains. It is very close to managment : i love motivating my clients, securing & reassuring them…
the strong feeling, all the emotions i share with my clients when we reach together a summit.
What i love the most is discovering new places, news mountains. I try to go as often as possible abroad with clients as a mountain gude or with some friends to climb new peaks such as Greenland, Nepal, Mongolia…
Since 2008 Ski patrol instructor at the French National Ski and Alpinism School
Since 2002 Mountain guide, memeber of the Compagnie des Guides de
2005 – 2011 Ski patrol director for St gervais ski resort
1998 – 2004 Ski patrol for St gervais ski resort
1996 – 1998 PGHM St Gervais Mountain rescuer