I was on an expedition of the north side of Everest in the summer of 2016 with Kilian Jornet, Sébastien Montaz, and Jordi Tosas. Kilian and Seb have been great influences in my life: Kilian for his humility and strong performance, and Seb for his vision. I had the chance to share many ski lines in the Alps, Alaska, and Himalayas with Kilian and learned lots of things from him. Seb, to me, is 50% artist, 50% athlete and has given me the key to be what I am today.
It was a memorable trip with them because we were there just after the monsoon season to attempt the summit, but there was a lot of snow. Each day, I turned back because I didn’t feel the conditions were safe. I learned many things during this expedition, but the biggest lesson was to stay humble and give all my respect to the place where I am because it’s the mountain that lets you through.