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Lionel Pernollet

Name : Pernollet

First name : Lionel

Age : 50 years

Nationality / Country of origin : France

"Isn’t beautiful, life?"
Mountain guide and ski instructor, I’m bringing my clients on the mountains of the whole world. Member of the Compagnie des Guides and ESF Chamonix, I’m working with passion, accompanying clients to mythical faces, from Mont Blanc to the great walls of Yosemite.
Few words that define you as an athlete:
Always want to climb.

Few words that define you as a person :
Comfortable in the mountains.

What are your passions besides skiing / climbing / mountaineering / trail running ?
Share my passion also to my family.

Your best and worst memory in the mountains :
All moments must be lived: every moment, every summit is a new rich experience to share.

Why do you feel part of the Millet family ? What does that mean about you, Rise Up ?
Millet for me is more than a brand: It is part of my DNA.

Why do you advise people to go out in the mountains to do outdoor activities ?
Well-being, discovering, surpassing yourself.
Achievements & future projects
1989: Member of the Young High Mountaineering Team FFME. Expedition to Patagonia in the Massif des Tours de Paine, for the opening of a new route.
1993: ENSA Chamonix High Mountain Guide Course, and final Ski Teacher Course.
Since 1996 I travelled with my clients in the United States, to make routes on the famous El Capitan, as "The Shield", "The Salathé Wall" or "The Nose" and on the Halfe Dome.

Since 1990, I’m working as Mountain Guide full-time. It gives me the opportunity to climb and repeat with my clients classical routes of the Mont Blanc massif, as the Walker Spur on the Jorasses, the Bonatti Pillar by the American Direct on the Dru, the classics of the Grand Capucin, the Gervasutti Pillar at Tacul, the Aiguilles de Chamonix Crossing.

I always have new projects in mind: ski and boat raids in Norway, climbing in Yosemite and so on...