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About Philippe


Philippe was born in France. After scientific studies and a commercial pilot license, Philippe held different management positions in large companies in France and USA. After 18 years in IT and Product Engineering he became full-time athlete in 2013 pursing his passion for adventure.

After the Great Himalaya Trail (1,200km in 34 days) in November 2013, Philippe embarked on a year of challenges around the world; 300 km in Patagonia, 250 km race in Jordan, ski in the Alps, ascent of Makalu (8,463m), 12 Alpine routes in Mont Blanc Massif, 2500 km of road and trail running, another 250 km race in Madagascar, 150 boulders up to V11 sent in Bishop (USA), 200 km unsupported running in Death Valley and Yosemite and 200 sport routes up to 8a on-sight climbed in Kalymnos (Greece), Antalya (Turkey) and France.

Philippe (© B. Ingham)
Philippe (© B. Ingham)


Expeditions and Alpinism


Summit of Makalu (8,463m) (© P. Gatta)
Summit of Makalu (8,463m) (© P. Gatta)

Trail and Ultra


Philippe has run more than 57,000 km around the world and completed over 20 Ultra-trail and multi-day races, including:



By the end of 2015, Philippe should reach a total of 60,000 km (37,500 miles) ran ; 1.5 time the circumference of the Earth.

250 km in Sahara (© P. Gatta)
250 km in Sahara (© P. Gatta)

Rock Climbing


Climbing in Kalymnos (© A. Gatta)
Climbing in Kalymnos (© A. Gatta)


Working with Sponsors




If you are interested by a collaboration with Philippe, please contact him through his facebook page.

Product testing with a thermal camera (© B. Ingham)
Product testing with a thermal camera (© B. Ingham)


Media and Press


Media and Press (© P. Gatta))
Media and Press (© P. Gatta)


Motivational Speech


In September 2013, Philippe and Anna Gatta embarked on a hugely ambitious adventure - run the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail. Philippe aimed to cover the high route in just 40 days, while Anna planned to join him for half of the distance. Cyclone, avalanches, landslides, rock falls, mud, snow, furious rivers, storms, illness, exhaustion, fear, pain... They had it all.

You can book Philippe and Anna for a lecture about the Great Himalaya Trail through their facebook page

Great Himalaya Trail Motivational Speech
Great Himalaya Trail Motivational Speech

Sponsors


Thanks to all Sponsors for their support and commitment. All these adventures won't be possible without them.

Winner and record holder of Spine Challenger 2013, 174 km winter Ultra-trail (© E. Bruce)
Winner and record holder of Spine Challenger 2013, 174 km winter Ultra-trail (© E. Bruce)


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