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Iwan Arnold

Name : Arnold

First name : Iwan

Age : 27 years

Nationality / Country of origin : Swiss

"Dreams always come true. Keep dreaming!"
I am a nature lover, who grew up and lives in the Swiss alps, in Simplon village. My passion is ski touring and mountaineering. My goal is to get the best out of myself while enjoying the mountains.
Few words that define you as an athlete:
Determined, technically talented, and perfectionist.

Few words that define you as a person :
Open to crazy things.

What are your passions besides skiing / climbing / mountaineering / trail running ?
My passion is hunting and fishing with friends.

Your best and worst memory in the mountains :
Every moment on a mountain is a best moment.
The worst moment was in a thunderstorm on the Mönch.

Why do you feel part of the Millet family ?
I feel well equipped with Millet and can fully be identified with Millet values.

What does that mean about you, Rise Up ?
I Rise Up in the mountains and I always try to get better and better.

Why do you advise people to go out in the mountains to do outdoor activities ?
Nature is the greatest gift. Go out and enjoy it.
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Achievements & future projects
When I was 15 years old, I participated in my first ski-touring race: since than my dream is to win ski alpine classic races like the Pierra Menta or the Patrouille des Glaciers. With willpower, technique, ambition, consistent training and professional coaches, I try to reach my goal.

I participate in ski alpine competition for 10 years now. Currently I’m on my third year in the elite class. My projects, now, are the ISMF World Cup, the Pierra Menta, the Tour du Rutor, the Patrouille des Glaciers. Then, I would like to do focus more on mountaineering.