My great grandfather and my grandfather were high mountain guides. They died in the mountains, and now they both lie in the cemetery in Chamonix. My great grandmother and my grandmother climbed in Fontainebleau, and my parents and my sister are also climbers. Climbing is part of our family story! (or you could say… Climbing is a family thing!…)
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1. prAna gear you can’t live without?
The flex shorts, the axiom jeans and crinim jeans. Always with me.
2. What you would do (activity/career) if you didn’t climb/BASE?
I think I still would do kayak.
3. Earliest memory?
My trip to Cuba. I just spend a month with nine French and Swiss climbers. We bolted new crags in the region of Vinales on walls in the middle of the beautiful jungle. Amazing.
4. Childhood obsession?
Be independent. Do things without help.
5. Herbivore or Carnivore?
6. Favorite place in the world?
7. Favorite TV Show?
8. Favorite Movie?
The Big Lebowski. Hey Duke …
9. Favorite Book?
Ulysses from Baghdad by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
10. Hobby? (other than climbing/BASE/wingsuit)
The days off I enjoy visiting and walking around areas where I climb.
11. What is your morning routine?
Lens view. Big breakfast.
12. What do you sleep in?
I’m pretty classic… in bed.
13. What is the longest you’ve gone without a shower?
1 week in a trek in Sahara Algeria desert.
14. Talent no one knows about?
15. Motto/quote to live by?
Living life rather than win my life.
16. Who inspires you?
Slash, guitarist of Guns and roses, when he plays “sweet child of mine”.
17. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
George Mallory: Do you get to the top of Everest?.
18. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you take with you?
Chalk bag, climbing shoes and Buttermilk’s Boulder.
19. What community organizations/non-profits are you involved in?
French Alpine Club.
20. Why are you a prAna ambassador?
PrAna represents for me the symbol of climbing as I understand, in the open without restraint and respect for the natural.