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ATHLÈTES

  • Ines Papert

    Ines is an inspirational athlete and person who, in the last ten years, has been setting new standards for ice/mixed, rock and alpine climbing. She worked hard to become a four time Ice Climbing World Champion in difficulty. She has won 3 World Cup Overall Titles, and she completed the first M11 ascent by a women of the infamous route, Mission Impossible.
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  • Nina Caprez

    Nina grew up in the middle of the Swiss mountains. She travelled all around the world and climbed on all kinds of rocks. From big wall climbing in Patagonia and Kirgistan to boulder trips in Argentina. All these experiences and all these differnet styles of rock climbing gave so much practice, that it made her the well rounded climber she is now. Her big challenge: She want to climb the hardest multi pitch routes in the world.

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  • Luka Lindic

    Luka is a slovenian alpinist and one of the most promising of his generation. For his young age, he already has achieved ascents on famous routes and succeeded indifferent expeditions including K7 west, Bhagirathi IV/III/II and Hagshu north face. One of his favorite climbing partners is Arc’teryx team mate Ines Papert.

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  • Forrest Coots

    Forrest grew up in the Cascade Range (USA). He’s a product of a life spent in the outdoors and has a passion for Big Mountain riding. His search for snow has taken him to all corners of earth; from the snowcaked deciduous trees of north island of Japan to the windswept peaks of Patagonia. Forrest is ceaselessly looking for new peaks to ski and climb with an eye for the perfect line down the mountain.

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  • Brette Harrington

    Brette is a canadian rock climber which is always looking for inspiration. She’s inspired by a climb these elements come together on the present plane of mind and body, the now. She loved the freedom of scrambling in the mountains which has led me to free solos such as Saint Exupéry’s Chiaro di Luna, 11a, 750m in Patagonia or Slesse Mountain’s 25 pitch North Rib, 5.9, 1000m.

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  • Thibaud Duchosal

    Thibaud Duchosal is a freerider in the truest sense. Raised in Les Arcs, France, like all kids in the valley he started skiing slalom and racing very young and as an adolescent, turned to freeride and exploring the exceptional terrain that was his backyard.

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  • Mark Smiley

    Mark is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker, & mountain guide. His interest in outdoor recreation continually evolves. At the age of twelve, he enjoyed rappelling out of maple trees in the front yard, to now putting up first ascents on technical 20,000’+ glaciated peaks. He has learned that the best way to keep the memories of a great day in the mountains is to haul around a five pound DSLR camera, which he does almost everyday.

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  • Stian Hagen

    Stian Hagen grew up in Oslo, Norway, and skiing has been a part of his life since he could walk. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Chamonix and quickly ticked off the classic extreme skiing lines, including the Mallory route on the north face of Aiguille du Midi, the Couturier Couloire on Aiguille du Vert, and the East face of Matterhorn, just to name a few. Stian is a UIAGM guide and former FWT competitor.

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  • Will Gadd

    Will Gadd, also known as « Captain Adventure, » loves doing mountain sports in the same way that a black lab loves chasing tennis balls. He’s won numerous national and international sport climbing competitions, the X Games for ice climbing (three gold medals), the world cup for ice climbing and many other competitions. Will shares his adventures through writing, TV shows (more than 100), presentations and as a coach and guide.

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  • Jose Carron

    Swiss-Romand José Carron has been a professional skier with Arc’teryx for many years. His experience and skill in the mountains make him the ideal teacher for the newly designed ski alpinism clinic. He and a group of 60 guides will teach small groups how to manage steep terrain, downhill and uphill as well how to use the right equipment to be safe in the mountains.

  • Lisi Steurer

    Lisi is a certified mountain guide and loves her job. The past 10 years she is happy to work in a field that truly is her passion. She loves the possibility to experience intensive moments in the mountains, being it with clients or with friends. Mountains for her are inspiration and reduction to the essential.

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  • Walter Zoerer

    Walter is an Austrian mountain guide since 1990, working also as skiing instructor and as instructor of diverse institutions such as mountain rescue, alpine clubs and mountain guide associations.

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  • Patrick Vuagnat

    Born and raised in the French Alps, near Portes du Soleil, Patrick had no choice to be on skis at a very young age. He were mostly doing freestyle until he really stepped it up when he discovered and learned about the big mountain. Skiing has shaped his life and today he’s simply super stoked every time he’s go out there. Skiing deep winter powder and exploring a massive is a big inspiration for Pat.

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  • Franz Walter

    Franz is a german guy who wears many hats: commercial, photographer, artist, storyteller, advisor, designer and programmer. The outdoors have always been an important part of his life. Nowadays he is an all-rounder, with expeditions taking him from the Guyanese jungle to the Kyrgyz mountains, feeling safe and sound in a sea-kayak on Greenland’s coastline, in a whitewater kayak somewhere in the European Alps, on skis in deep Swiss powder, or climbing on limestone in his home area, the Frankenjura (Germany).

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  • David Sanabria

    David enjoys spend the major of his time in the Spanish Pyrénées mountains. He’s a person passionate about nature willing to share his skiing experiences in the Andes, North America and Africa. Currently he works as a guide, freeride and industrial rescue team. He spends the winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the south.

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  • Mark Smiley

    Mark is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker, & mountain guide. His interest in outdoor recreation continually evolves. At the age of twelve, he enjoyed rappelling out of maple trees in the front yard, to now putting up first ascents on technical 20,000’+ glaciated peaks. He has learned that the best way to keep the memories of a great day in the mountains is to haul around a five pound DSLR camera, which he does almost everyday.

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  • Adam Campbell

    A former member of the Canadian National Triathlon and Duathlon teams, in 2006 Adam decided to shed the extra gear and rely solely on his running shoes to get around. He also decided to put down the stopwatch and set intervals and hit the trails. Adam’s love for running began on the beaches of West Africa and Spain. His running goals are to seek out interesting challenges in inspiring settings.

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  • Matthias Scherer

    Born in Frankfurt Germany, Matthias grew up not exactly inthe right place to become a professional iceclimber or alpinist. 1993 he moved to the Alps, the year he started ice climbing.

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  • Paolo Marazzi

    Paolo’s partents introduced him to skiing, hiking and climbing when he was little, by now he’s totally addicted to being in the mountains with friends. Paolo is a telemarker, skier, climber and UIAGM guide aspirant.

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  • Seb Mayer

    Seb works as a self-employed ski, snowboard and telemark instructor in Verbier, Switzerland. He participated in some great competitions like the Derby de la Meije, a long-distance downhill ski race anf won the telemark division four times.

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  • Florian Reichert

    Trail, Cross Country, Mountain, Road, Track & Field … Flow loves to run in all these terrains and disciplines – as long as he feels challenged and close to nature. As a former track & field athlete Florian focused more and more on trail and mountain running.

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  • Silvia Moser

    Silvia grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo and skiing has been an inspiration since her youngest age. She is a professional freerider and loves to challenge herself not only during the Freeride World Tour, but also on backcountry trips. Every day out is a search of new experiences and and exploration. In 2015, Silvia won a FWT stage in Haines, Alaska.

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  • Tanja Schmitt

    Tanja Schmitt grew up in South Africa before the family moved back to Germany/Frankfurt. Induced by the climbing spirit of her twin sister, she soon found herself on steep mountain faces. The unknown and unpredictable of each mountain trip fascinated her. With her then boyfriend, now husband Matthias Scherer, she followed the call of winter to Chamonix, where she began ice climbing and alpine mountaineering.

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  • Heike Schmitt

    Heike Schmitt grew up in South Africa before the family moved back to Germany/Frankfurt. Induced by the climbing spirit of her twin sister, she soon found herself on steep mountain faces. The unknown and unpredictable of each mountain trip fascinated her.

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  • Isabelle Santoire

    As a French Canadian, Isabelle grew up in the extreme winters of Quebec. It wasn’t until she came to Switzerland, 20 years ago as a teacher, that she discovered the high mountains. She is now one of just 16 women in France to have made the mountains her home as a professional mountain guide and member of the UIAGM.

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  • Paul McSorley

    On his first ever day at the cliffs Paul realized he had found his calling. For the last twenty years he has practiced all types of climbing all over the world. It doesn’t matter if he’s doing trad, sport, blocs, ice, mixed, alpine or aid, Paul just loves getting outside with his friends and going climbing

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  • Johannes Hofmann

    Johannes started skiing at the age of 4 on the snowy hills around Innsbruck. Until he saw MSP´s ski movie 1, starring Shane McConkey and Seth Morrison ripping steep and deep powder, he didn´t really like skiing. After competing in many big mountain competitions, Johannes focused more on touring, ski mountaineering and skiing off the beaten track.

  • Ptor Spricenieks

    Ptor is a legend. Coming from Canada, proud of his latvian roots, Ptor is a skiing world traveller. Over 70 premiere ski descends over 50 degrees, you bet he can ski steep! Noteable premiers have been Mt Robson N Face Canada (1995), Cerro Yaypuri Bolivia (2002), E Face Sarapo Peru (2011) Col des Pichettes France (2004), Shina Face Geshot Peak Pakistan (2014), Ulysses Last Stand Pic de L’Homme La Grave (2016). And La Grave is, where he is based since a couple years. We are happy to have him in the team!

  • Maciej Ciesielski

    Maciej was born in the flattest area of Poland, luckily his physics teacher, a great alpinist and person, inspired Maciek to climb. He became a UIAGM guide and a Chamonix resident.

  • Jacob Slot

    Jacob’s telemarking exploits have taken him to some of the most remote spots on the planet, from 8000 meter peaks in Tibet, to the Wakon region in Afghanistan. He has skied major mountains in Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Greenland, Spitzbergen, Japan and has numerous first descents throughout the Alps. Using the Austrian ski resort St.Anton am Arlberg as his base, Jacob continues to spend as much time as possible in Patagonia.

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  • Katy Whittaker

    Katy has been a climber for as long as she can remember. Her favourite experiences have always been the easier trad climbing adventures on the big sea cliffs and mountains with close friends.

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  • Hanna Finkel

    Hanna’s passion belongs in the mountains. Apart from skiing, she is an avid rock and alpine climber as well as a mountain biker. Being out in nature, experiencing new and wonderful mountainous places but always making sure that having fun is at the core of all she does is what it is all about for her.

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