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.