Hervé Barmasse THE ART
OF ALPINISM
Hervé Barmasse THE ART
OF ALPINISM
Hervé Barmasse THE ART
OF ALPINISM

Born and raised at the foot of the Matterhorn, my family have been alpine guides for generations. It seemed almost inevitable that I would become an alpinist too.

In reality, it all happened gradually and almost by chance. At 15, I was on the path to becoming a ski champion, then a bad accident during a competition cut short my future as a professional skier. So, one icy October dawn, there I was, about to climb the Matterhorn for the first time. At that moment I couldn’t even imagine that the mountains would give me some of the most meaningful experiences in my life.

That day on the Matterhorn, unknowingly, I decided what my future would be.

Credits: delineo