Originally from Embrun (FR), I started climbing at 8 in the Briançon French Alpine Club. At 16 I started alpine and ice climbing when I met Christophe Moulin. I was part of the FFME youth team, did a few expéditions in the USA, Peru, Patagonia, Pakistan, India, Greenland, Nepal. I graduated in Natural Sciences and became a school teacher in 1997. I'm a mountain guide since 2001.
What do you like at BLUE ICE
The family feeling and the huge potential for creativity.
You own definition of the "mountain" word
This airy feeling making you forgetting everything. If you're ioslated enough, though.
Your mountain specialty
Actually, Idon't like specialities. I'm interested in almost everything.
Your best memory in the mountains
There are way too many.
Your worst memory in the mountains
Amongst other, I remember this lost bivouac, hanged on my harness in winter in the face nord du Rateau.
A mountain ritual
I'm not superstitious at all. Otherwise I should probably be worried...
Your favorite BLUE ICE product
A dream route
Again, there are too many. But if I had to choose, it would be a nice paragliding flight with a bivouac, with a few nice climbs on the way...
A climber who inspired you
Your favorite spot for
Rock climbing: Verdon
Ice climbing: Freissinières
Ski touring: Queyras
Favorite hut: Refuge de l'Aigle
I have great memories of all these spots and all are simply mythic.