Great alpinists: Marco Siffredi

Great alpinists: Marco Siffredi

Client: Marco Siffredi

Marco was an exceptionnal snowboarder and climber. Even though he died at the age of 23, he is up there with the greatest, including his mentor, Jean-Marc Boivin.

I met Marco when he was 16. He could have been my son but I like to think of myself as a big brother of some kind, even though he real brother died when he was 3.

Reinhold Messner said that Marco did the best Everest ascent of all times, followed by the first ever descent by snowboard of Everest in 2001. On year later, he died on the same mountain, attempting the descent via the Horbein corridor.

  • Stylish


    A stylish ride by Marco for a very graphical picture.

    • Chamonix, France
    • February 10, 2000
  • In mid-air

    In mid-air

    Caught in mid-air during a jump. Marco was a true free rider.

    • Chamonix, France
    • February 24, 2000
  • Riding in Chamonix

    Riding in Chamonix

    Marco and I decided that this spot would be perfect for a picture. After that, I just had to stand by and press the button.

    • Chamonix, France
    • November 20, 2001
  • Graffiti


    Marco in front of a painting representing the "Envers du Plan" in Chamonix.

    • Chamonix, France
    • August 24, 2001
  • The Angel

    The Angel

    Marco's nickname was "l'Ange Blond". Quite apt if you are asking me.

    • Chamonix, France
    • June 11, 2008
  • Nepal


    Climbing on the Dorje Lakpa (6966 m). To take that kind of pictures, I had to train as hard as the others.

    • Nepal
    • October 20, 1999