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Ueli Kestenholz

Name : Kestenholz

Firstname : Ueli

Age : 43 years

Nationality : Swiss

"See a chance and grab it - with powder, weather or as a general rule in life."
Freerider, Speed rider, Snowboarder, Paraglider and multisport outdoor-athlete. Passionate about catching that special moment by creating photos and movies of my actions.
Few words which describe you as athlete:
Driven by the nature’s elements. Focused, passionate and in love with the flow!

Few words which describe you as person:
I’m not good at cooking and patience is not my strong point.

Which are your passions, after skiing/climbing/ mountaineering?
Kitesurfing and surfing, and kind types of flying activities.

Your best and your worst moment on the mountains:
I keep having best moments in the mountains since 20 years.
The worst: Worst moments are crashes/injuries

Why do you feel part of the Millet team? What does it mean, for you, to Rise Up?
I guess I’ve been rising up all my live, going my own way even if it’s not always what people expect...

Why do you suggest people to go for outdoor and mountain activities?
Because it’s so much better then hanging in the cities, connected with earth and elements.

Achievements Box & Projects:
First Olympic Snowboard Medal in 1998.
Snowboard World Champion in 2000 and 2001.
X-Games Champion in 2003 and 2004.
Speed riding pioneer, with several first descent, such as the Matterhorn.
Movie: "La nuit de la Glisse" 2011, 2012, 2013.
Movie: Warren Miller's "No Turning Back" 2014.