I was born in the Drôme (FR), and still live in the Drôme. I graduated in both Mechanical engeineering and Fine Arts in Graphic Communication... to become a mountain guide.
What do you like about BLUE ICE
Being able to innovate
Your own definition of the "mountain" word
A way of life, a way to see the world...
Your mountain specialty
Some would say ice climbing. I like to believe that I'm more about finding new routes, new ways to practive.
Your best memory in the mountains
I have too many to mention just one... Maybe the Mont-Blanc with Giovanni and my son, for his 12th birthday.
Your worst memory in the mountains
When I worked in the rescue team as part of my national service in the PGHM.
A mountain ritual
No ritual, excpet running under the seracs.
Your favorite BLUE ICE product
The Choucas Light harness... A true BLUE ICE product, setting a new marker in the UL harness world.
Your dream route
My dream route is the next one, may it be small or big.
A climber who inspired you
Tita Piaz, for his climbing feats and his political engagement.
My motto changes every day. Today it will be: Only fishes goes down the river.
Your favorite spot for
Rock climbing: I love my Homebase Drôme, especially the 3 Becs, fine alpine climbing!
Ice climbing: Scotland in winter, but it's not truce ice climbing, it's real mountaineering.
Ski touring: a virgin area. To me skiing is the best way to explore.
A favorite hut: Durier, a true mountain hut, like in the old days.