Born in the shadow of the Matterhorn to a family of mountaineers, Hervé is one of the world's most accomplished and respected alpinists. A love of the mountains is buried in his DNA (he is the fourth generation of his family to work as a mountain guide) but what really motivates him is the search for the unknown. He is fuelled by a desire to discover places nobody has been to before and by a determination to explore the limits of what is possible.
Birthdate: December 21st, 1977
Hometown: Valtournenche, Italy
Homebase: Valtournenche, Italy
Favourite Book: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Favourite Movie: "La vita è bella” di Roberto Benigni.
Favourite Song: I’ve Got A Feeling - The Beatles
Favourite Food: Spaghetti - I'm really a 100% Italian boy!
Biggest Dream: Spending 365 consecutive days doing mountaineering/outdoor activity
Best advice ever received: We have only one life, let's make it memorable
What inspires me? Albert Frederick Mummery (1855-1895) “The true mountaineer is the man who attempts new ascents, and equally, whether he succeeds or fails, delights in the fun and joy of the struggle.” Valentino Rossi: “To win is not a matter of age, but a matter of willpower.”
Words to live by: Emotion, dream, fear, joy, family, reality, friends, success, failure.
I don’t leave home without my …. The North Face Summit L3 Down Jacket