The spirit of mountaineering
Patrick is one of the most important French alpinists of all time. He has been key to the development of high level alpinism and his first ascents in the Mont Blanc Massif, are impressive both for their quality and quantity. To cite some of the most essential: Super Couloir Boivin Gabarrou, Mnt.Blanc de Tacul, Hyper Couloir del Brouillard, Mont Blanc, Cascada Notre Dame, Mont Blanc, Divine Providence, Pilar del Angle, Mont Blanc, Raie a Fesses, Pic Sans Nom, Ecrins, Directisima del Lyskamm, Valais, etc, etc, etc.
It would be almost impossible to find an alpinist who has done more first ascents in the Alps than Patrick, who continues to be fully active. In the fall of 2007 he climbed a new route on the Freney face of Mont Blanc in homage to Jean Christophe Lafaille.
Patrick has dedicated his whole life to alpinism. He was involved at the beginning of modern ice climbing and understands its history and evolution well. Maybe that's why he noticed us at E-climb and chose us to supply his alpine adventures. As Patrick often says: The mountains offer the chance to live a spiritual adventure where you can understand notions such as humility, fragility, friendship and divine protection..... At E-climb we not only deeply admire Patrick but we share with him the principles of humility, friendship and fortune. Patrick, having you on board has been a blessing, thank you.
More info: Personal website