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EDMOND JOYEUSAZToday 27/05/2019

Edmond Joyeusaz lives in Courmayeur at the foot of Monte Bianco, has been an alpine ski instructor and federal trainer for over 30 years. He belongs to the Alpine Guides’ Society of Courmayeur, which is the second oldest in the world.
He is a former national ski champion, having won the national cup in 1984, and was among the first hundred best skiers in the world for ten years, according to International Ski Federation (FIS) listings. In 1999, he became world champion in the alpine guides’ alpine ski races. In the mid eighties he was one of the pioneers of snow boarding and completed some extreme descents on the Mont Blanc range.
Since 1992, he has organized and accompanied alpine expeditions in the Himalayas and Karakorum. (Everest, K2, Cho Oyu, Lhotse). He succeeded in being the first in the world to ski down from the summit of Shisha Pangma. (8,047 m.). He was also the first to ski on the slopes of K2. During the autumn of 2010 he returned to the north face of Everest (Tibet) where he attempted for the first time a descent of the awesome Hornbein couloir, in alpine style.  Because of the terrible mountain weather conditions this attempt failed, however he did manage to ascend and descend with skis a virgin mountain of 6,535m baptised the Valley Peak.  In the winter of 2012 he completed another first descent, that of the Dames Anglaises canal on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.  In the past few years he has not been working as a ski trainer but has devoted time to ski instructing and continued with great passion guiding alpinists to mountains worldwide.  
For years, he has been a lover of flying and in the eighties was a pioneer paraglider, the first to fly tandem from the Grandes Jorasses (4,208 m.) Most recently he has been involved in a new discipline, Speed Riding, skiing rapidly down high altitude descents. Baroudeur Ultralight allows tourists to discover and admire the beauties of Monte Bianco.
He has flown gliders since 1992.

Climbing Mont Blanc from Courmayeur and Chamonix with private guide, Glacier Travel, mountaineering and off piste skiing