Mount Everest 8850 m, Tibet
Mount Everest is the highest summit on earth. Philippe joined an international team to climb the Northeast ridge on the Tibetan side. Despite strong winds and changing weather, they reached top on May 24th.
Makalu 8463 m, Nepal
Makalu is the fifth highest of the fourteen 8000m peaks. After several expeditions together, Philippe and Gombu teamed up to climb the French route. They reached the top of Makalu alone with amazing views of Everest and Lhotse in the background.
Kangchenjunga 8586 m, Nepal
The Kangchenjunga is the second least climbed peak of the 14 peaks over 8,000 meters. Philippe joined a French-Swiss team to climb the Southwest face. They reached the summit on May 19th in challenging weather.
Gasherbrum II 8035 m, Gasherbrum I 8068 m
Philippe teamed up with Gorgan and Serap to climb Gasherbrum II (8035 m) and Gasherbrum I (8068 m). As often in Karakoram, the weather has been terrible and they couldn’t rich neither top. Nevertheless, the raw beauty of these peaks, the difficult access of the Baltoro and the tough conditions make it a place like no others.
K2 8611 m, Pakistan
K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and considered as the hardest of the 8000m peaks. Philippe and some friends tried to climb the Abruzzi Spur but have been stopped by challenging weather, rockfalls and a massive avalanche…
Ama Dablam 6856 m, Nepal
Ama Dablam, 6856 m, is an spectacular Nepalse peak, just a few kilometers South of Everest. Philippe and Jean-Marc climbed the Southwest Ridge. AS often off season, they were less than 10 climbers on the mountain.
Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m, West Papua
Carstensz Pyramid is the highest peak of the seventh continent (Australia/Oceania). The route is technically easy but with the rebels, the political situation and the gold mine close by, getting to the mountain has been a major challenge… After Carstensz’ ascent, Philippe became the 7th Frenchmen to complete the 7 Summits challenge.
Mount Vinson 4892 m, Antarctica
Mount Vinson is the highest mountain of Antarctica, only 1200 km away from the South Pole. The challenges are the remoteness, extreme temperatures, wind but the route is not too difficult. Philippe was the 17th French to climb Mt. Vinson, his 6th 7 Summits.
Khan Tengri 7010 m, Kyrgyzstan
Khan Tengri is the second highest mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. Philippe and Yannick climbed the Progrebietsky route on the South Face and West ridge of Khan Tengri in just 9 days.
Philippe has accomplished multiple climbs, such as being the 7th Frenchman to complete the 7 Summits Challenge by successfully climbing them all on his first attempt, including Mt. Everest, Vinson, Carstensz, McKinley, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, and Elbrus. He was also the 4th Frenchman to successfully summit Kangchenjunga (8,586m) and made the first French ascent in 28 years.
Additionally, he has climbed Makalu (8,463m) and attempted K2 (8,611m). He completed a fast ascent of Khan-Tengri (7,010m) in just 10 days from France to summit and back. He also climbed Ama-Dablam (6,812m) off-season. Philippe has been on multiple expeditions to 8000m peaks including Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Gasherbrum I and II.
He has climbed in various countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Nepal, Tibet, Chile, Argentina, Pakistan, Tanzania, Antarctica, Russia, Alaska, and Indonesia.
Here you can find here stories, photos and information about some of these expeditions.