- Category : 1951-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
French mountaineer and mountain guide who is credited with more than 300 first ascents, most of them in the Mont Blanc massif.
He has been the president of the international environmental NGO Mountain Wilderness from 2006 to 2010. He is mostly an ice climber, and is considered to be a pioneer of the modern wave of ice climbing.
He also opened routes in several other regions like Canada, Bolivia and Patagonia.