July 1968 in 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.
I’m born 07/11/1956 in Annecy (Haute Savoie)
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.
Born 01 february 1989 in 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.
Born 29 September 1975 in Czech Republic.
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.
Born in Chamonix the 18th of July 1975
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
Born 05 august 1978 in 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
Born 28 June 1988 at Briancon
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
Born at Galliate in Italy the 09/06/1981
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.
Born 25 July 1989 at 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…
Born 21 May 1985 at 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.
Born 23/09/1973 in Grenoble
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
Born July 25, 1974 in Norwich, 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!
Born the 19/10/1976 at Romans sur isère
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
Born in LOURDES french Pyrenees in 1979
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!
Born 8 November 1983 in the 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.
Born 20 March 1982 in the Spanish Pyrenees
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.
Born 26 April 1969 in France
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
Born 22 Jan 1965 in France, Pyrenees
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
Born 28 January 1978 in France
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
Born 24 July 1967 in 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!