Kyperounda – Cyprus
When I started climbing, I had no idea where the whole thing could lead. Years later, I found myself climbing in lots of different disciplines, pushing my limits, discovering and developing new areas, trying to make a living out of it and of course enjoying every single moment.
Disentis/Mustér – Switzerland
I go to the Mountains in search of freedom, happiness and adventure. I spend as much time as possible in the mountains always striving to push my limits and broaden my horizon.
At the same time I try to cut down my ecological footprint as much as possible. Skitouring as much as possible, travelling mostly by train and not chasing the powder around the globe but enjoying the mountains in my backyard, no matter the conditions. Those are my goals.
Bavaria – South Germany
My first time on Ski’s was in kindergarten, later on I rode Snowboard for a few Year’s. As a teenager I came back to Skiing, because I prefered to have the opportunity to Speedfly and Skitouring.
I love being in the mountains, summer and wintertime.
Douring my working holiday in Australia I discovered Surfing and Scuba diving but I realised „a Life without Mountains, isn’t a Life..
Schattdorf – Switzerland
I started skiing in my backyard when I was 4 year old. After several years on the hills around my home town I started exploring the backcountry with my friends. This great skiing experience in the untracked Terrain has been one of the reason for my decision to become a certified Mountain Guide. In the last 22 years as a Mountain Guide I got the chance to explore great Skiing Terrain as a Heliskiing and Skitouring Guide in the Canadian Rockies and the great Mountains of Norway. After more the 30 years of Backcountry Skiing I’m still enjoying each powder turn.
Favorite activities: Skitouring, Telemarking, Moutaineering, Rock Climbing
Linz – Austria
I can’t remember when I started skiing. In my head it has always been a big part of me! Skiing was always something I looked forward to, where I excelled and it never failed to give me joy. In 2015 I discovered skitouring as well as freeriding and from there it took off! And now? Nothing is too steep or too gnarly and I want more… Is it an addiction? Definitely yes! There’s nothing that can beat a culoir full of stable pow ready to be shredded! The thing I enjoy most when out skitouring, freeriding or climbing is the freedom to make your own decisions, take your own path and set foot to new places or take a new approach to places you have already been.
Favorite activities: Freeride, Skitouring, Skiing in general actually, climbing in all its variations, photography, planning ski-trips 😎
Belfast – Ireland
I grew up in Northern Ireland a long way from big mountains and any serious skiing. My eyes were opened to the mountain life on a few ski holidays when I was a teenager. I started going on trips to the mountains, skiing and climbing as much as I could. Soon this became my way of life. I did a university degree in photography, then focused my efforts on becoming an IFMGA mountain guide, qualifying in 2016. Now I live in Chamonix where I love guiding people in the mountains, and pushing my own limits and exploring on skis and on the rocks.
Gabriele Della Giorgia
Badia – Italy
I started skiing very early at the age of 2.
I have always had a passion for skiing, every day on skis was special, even now it still is. I immediately realized that my terrain is off-piste and mountains covered with fresh snow.
The adrenaline I find while skiing new lines is indescribable, as is the passion and commitment that I put into it.
I have been participating in the Freeride World Qualifier for two years. First I participated in the Freeride Junior Tour which gave me inspiration and success for the Freeride World Qualifier. I have achieved important results that have helped me give life to my growing ski career.
For me, where there is snow and cold it is my perfect habitat. I would not be able to live without mountains or winter.
Mountains are where I belong!
Skiing is my way of life, forever!
Favorite activities: skiing, powder hunting, MTB/downhill, hiking, photography, climbing
Munich – Germany
My name is Hanna and I was born and raised in Munich Bavaria. I started skiing the same time as I started walking … a little later ski racing. Once old enough I became a ski instructor then Ski touring and ski mountaineering followed soon. To cut a long story short, skiing became my passion and in 2014 I discovered Telemark which became a way of life for me. Skiing Telemark is one of my greatest passions and I love sharing that passion with others and the world. Ogso represents the way of skiing which I love. To bee free to ski however and wherever you want.
Favourite activities: Skiing telemark, deep Powder skiing, hiking, cycling, (cooking) + eating 🙂
Innsbruck – Austria
My addiction to outdoor sports couldn’t be fulfilled so I moved to Innsbruck. I try to spend every free minute outside trail running, climbing, and hiking in the summer and ski touring in the winter. With family roots in Bavaria and South Tyrol, I started skiing at the age of 3 and worked 3 seasons as a ski instructor in St.Anton am Arlberg. Having Innsbruck as my home base now makes thinks it a lot easier and I can push my limits every season. In season 2019/2020 I compete in my first Freeride Qualifier Event and this season I will become a skitouring guide in the Alpenverein. As a future engineer, I try to combine my interests and strengths in technology, perfection, creativity and an eye for detail in making films.
From wedding films on Ibizia to yoga retreats in the lonely mountains of Tyrol, my film making portfolio is as diverse as the passions that drives me, especially skiing.
Favorite Activities: Skitouring, Filmmaking, Hiking,Trailrunning, Climbing, Yoga and Good Beer
Rosenheim – Germany
I’ve started as an alpine skier and then switched to park and slopestyle skiing.
Besides some competitions I mainly focus on video and photo projects, which is a another great passion for me. The last few seasons I got more and more into the backcountry and now trying to transfer the style from park into features in the backcountry.
Most important thing for me is having good times out there, together with friends! So besides skiing and during summer I do a lot of cycling and bikepacking tours.
Reus – Spain
I have always felt very identified with the mountains, and when I had to decide what to study, I was clear, I wanted to dedicate myself to sports, my passion, and do it in a mountain environment, which is where best I feel. So I have been for 15 years, surrounded all day by the mountains of the Pyrenees, working and enjoying skiing in winter, either with freeride days and especially with ski mountaineering trips, and in summer, on the mountain bike or in the river practicing canyoning.
Favorite activities: Ski mountaineering, mountain-biking, alpinism & canyoning
Bavaria – Germany
Times in the mountains have always been my fondest memories and I can’t really remember a time when I wasn’t skiing. Getting older my hobby slowly turned into my passion and cost me most of my time during winter. Starting to work as a ski instructor helped to get more time on the snow. First I discovered Freeriding and shortly after ski touring. Arriving at the mountain top in silence with your best buddies is one of the reasons I get up in the morning whatever time it is. So in the summer I train for the upcoming season with cycling and try to turn skiing into my way of living !
Favorite Activities: Skiing, bouldering, hiking
Brixen – Italy
I grew up in the middle of the fantastic mountain scenery in South Tyrol in northern Italy. My first tries on Ski had been on the T-Bar lift in my Home Village. Since then nothing keeps me at home when there is somewhere Snow outside. After switching to snowboarding for 6 years as a teenager, I discovered Ski mountaineering for me and quickly came back to skiing. I am on the way in the steep gullies of the Dolomites and from the perfect Ski touring mountains in South Tyrol up to the highest peaks of the Alps.
I work as instructor in the climbing gym “Vertikale” in Brixen and for 15 years as volunteer together with children at the South Tyrolean Alpine Club to share my passion for the mountains to the kids.
If there is no snow, you get the best chance to meet me in the Dolomites while alpine climbing and I also love to swing my ice tools into frozen water.
Sankt Veit im Pongau – Austria
Professional Freeride Mountain-biker since 16 years.
Master of Sports Science
Mountain-bike Instructor / Guide / Trainer
Very passionate Freeride and Powder Skier with homebase in the Mountains.
I grew up near the Beskydy mountains in Czech Republic. I did not spend my teenage years skiing but horse riding! Later I became totally addicted to rock climbing and mountaineering which changed my life and eventually brought me to Chamonix in 2003. I discovered skiing and ski touring here and became super passionate about it. As well as my friends, it is the mountains, our local playground, that is keeping me here in Chamonix!
Favourite activities: off piste skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering and rock climbing.
Chamonix – France
I was born in Chamonix with skis on the feet, though I started to work as a sailing instructor on the west coast of France near Bordeaux and as a ski instructor in Les Orres first and completed my exams respectively in 1997 and 1998.
I definitely turned my look on the summits in 2000 and began to train to become a mountain guide in order to stay in Chamonix all year around.
I completed my Uiagm course in 2007 and worked as a guide ever since.
I opened a few lines in the valley either with skis, snowboard or telemark.
Calm and patient, I really love to teach my guests and get them better in all activities.
Favourite activities: ski-touring during winter time and classic alpinism during the summertime.
Elodie Le Comte
Genava – Swizerland
I was born and raised in Switzerland, near Geneva. I discovered the mountain late, during a trip to Latin America after my baccalaureate. I worked for 8 years as a researcher and professor of history at the University of Geneva before graduating as a Mountain Accompanist in 2012, then as a Mountain Guide at ENSA in 2015. Since then, I have close to Chamonix, where I share my time between the activity of “classic” guide (within the Chamonix Experience team and as independent with my private clients), the training of the guides as a trainer at ENSA, and the coaching of young mountaineers for the FFME National Mountaineering Team. And of course, I spend all my free time climbing, traveling and exploring the mountains in the Alps and around the world!
Favourite activities: climbing and mountaineering
Briancon – France
I grew up on skis, tried everything: slope, racing, freeride, freestyle, steep skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering.
What i prefer is to discover new orisons with my ski touring skis, but i never say no to a big powpow day.
Corrado « Korra » Pesce
Galliate – Italy
I moved to Chamonix at the age of 19 and began guiding in 2011.
I have climbed many iconic mountains in wonderful locations such as Nepal, India, Patagonia and Canada.
My passion and commitment has pushed me to test my skills on some of the Alps most difficult and technical climbs.
Preferred mountain activity:
Climbing rock and ice on the biggest walls and the most beautiful mountains.
Grenoble – France.
Growing up in a city surrounded by mountains, Mael started skiing, snowboarding, climbing and mountaineering at a very young age. My passion for mountains led me to my UIAGM mountain guide qualification, which I achieved in 2015.
Favourite activities: Going fast in the mountain is my passion! Skiing, flying, falling, rolling…
Grenoble – France
I was born in Grenoble with direct access to the mountains. I started traveling the mountains from a very young age around my home. And then this passion pushed me to explore mountains further and further. First in the Alps then in Peru, Pakistan, Nepal, USA, Morocco, Jordan. I have always had a lot of fun sharing and transmitting my passion for the mountains. This naturally led me to the profession of guide which I graduated since 2015.
Favourite activities: skiing, ridge run.
Grenoble – France
Olivier spent his childhood on skis, chasing after ibex around the mountains. He realised his dream and qualified as a UIAGM mountain guide in 2010.
The OGSO Marinelli skis are Olivier’s choice, as he prefers big skis that are stable and solid for going fast.
“I prefer to ski full on off-piste rather than ski touring in the winter.” Olivier
New York – USA
I grew up in central New York state and hiked and cross country skied from a young age. I discovered climbing in college and moved to Colorado to pursue my love of skiing and climbing. I moved to France in 2003 and passed my guide’s exam at ENSA. I live in Courmayeur, Italy with my wife and daughters. I am the 2nd American to become a French mountain guide. I enjoy all the mountain disciplines!
Romans sur isère – France
Discovery of the mountain in 1992 by a waterfall in the Ecrins massif, relearning skiing in 1993 by ski touring and quickly ski mountaineering … I have never managed to get rid of my passion for the mountains and even less of the desire to share it.
Ice and mixte climbing, rock climbing, travel in mountain with my skis…this is what I love to do.
Sebastien ‘Bastiou’ Corret
Pyrenees – France
Ski instructor (2000) and Mountain guide (2006). I like to climb anything as long as it has rock, snow or ice. I like to ride anything as long as it has …. snow
I like to ride any snow device except snowshoes and snowblades. I like Marylin Manson and Vivaldi, Burgundy wines, powder snow after rain. I hate snow shoes and snowblades, rock falls, rain after powder snow.
I’ve been travelling the world in the quest for my dream summit (Pyrenees, Alps, Northern Africa, Central Asia, Himalayas, South America, US….), still looking for it!
London – UK
I grew up following my parents around the soggy hills of Wales and England before being introduced to skiing at the age of six. After this, there was no turning back.
I have now been living in Chamonix in the French Alps for 15 years and have managed to successfully turn my passion for the high mountains into a way of life.
Favourite activities: Ski touring, rock climbing, ice climbing and trail running.
Pyrenees – Spain
I am a mountain guide living and working in Chamonix for around 6 years. I am a passionate and talented climber, having already bagged most of Chamonix most difficult North facing routes.
I had led several successful first summit expeditions in Patagonia and the Middle East. I also adore ski mountaineering.
Favourite activities: Alpine rock climbing and ski mountaineering.
I worked as a mountain guide for 15 years. I love ski touring far away from the crowds, which pushes me to find those hidden slopes that are rarely skied – I only ski where it is good!
As a climber, I love the big classics (most of all those that are aesthetic or have history), and as soon as the ice forms I had my ice axes in my hands.
Favourite activities: Ski touring, climbing paragliding
Pyrenees – France
I am born in Pyrenees, where I discovered my passion for climbing, mountaineering and skiing. I moved to Chamonix in 1983 to train as a ski instructor and stayed here ever since, pursuing my mountain career to also qualify as a UIAGM mountain guide in 1989.
This relatively rare double qualification allows me to work as a ski guide whilst helping people to improve their off-piste techniques. I am also a passionate rock climber and mountaineer, with 4 years’ experience as an expeditions leader in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Favourite activities: Off Piste skiing, Ski touring, and rock climbing
Coming from a family of passionate mountaineers, I was raised with climbing and skiing in my blood. I had travelled the world, chasing adventure in Peru, Alaska, Nepal, Patagonia, Pakistan, to name only the “classics”. Wanting to share this passion, I graduated from the National School of Ski & Mountaineering in 2007.
Favourite activities: Off-piste skiing and ice climbing
Normandy – France
I had been an UIAGM qualified guide for over 12 years. Like many guides, I have done many north face ascents and climbing expeditions, but my favorite activity in the mountains is ski touring and off-piste skiing. I boast a vast knowledge of off-piste itineraries around the Mont Blanc range and Aiguille Rouge, and also in Italy and Switzerland.
Favourite activities: Off-Piste and Ski Touring – the steeper the better !
Annecy (Haute Savoie) – France
My job as a mountain guide brought me to the Southern Alps. I teach telemark and it accompanies me wherever I travel (Nordic countries, Canada, Alaska, Greenland et all alpine countries …) and in my almost daily practice of hiking in winter.
I’m not competing in the soul and telemark is for me a glide of elegance, freedom and soft efficiency.
There was no book in French that explored telemark ; so I allowed myself to write it. “From telemark to elegance” is just a celebration at this particular ski.
I like the idea of the Meidjo, this fixation promises a beautiful evolution in fidelity to this secular glide.
Kirchheim/Teck – Germany
I’m skiing and climbing around Europe – preferably in quiet and hidden regions. My alpine career began at the beginning of the eighties with colourful clothes in the upcoming freeclimbing era. At the same time first ski tours in Switzerland and Austria.
Numerous ascents shaped my fascination for the attraction of being the first. When I doesn’t create climbing and ski-touring books at Panico Alpinverlag I devote myself to mountaineering in all its facets. My goal is to spend as little time as possible with CO2 emissions.
Movement under my own power is the motto of the time. Less flying, more skiing. That’s why I prefer spending time exploring the Verwall mountains on the edge from a small mountain hut with an hedonistic group of artists and outdoor enthusiasts.