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.
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 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.
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.