Adrien is a globetrotting freerider, has practiced his art at the highest level (he won the North American freeride tour in 2006 and 2007), and is obviously an extremely solid skier.
Born in 1981 in the French alpine town of Bourg Saint Maurice, he was immersed in the skiing world from the start, and at the young age of 18 years old turned his sights towards freeride skiing. Always seeking original lines to ski, he lays down tracks where no one dares and knows how to take the necessary risks to win. Freeride skiing is synonymous with commitment, creativity, and solid technical fundamentals. Adrien has all three in spades and then some.
In addition, he is extremely determined and combines unorthodox training techniques with a Zen-like mastery that earned him the title of North American freeride champion in 2006 and 2007, as well as third place on the World Tour in 2007. After a serious fall in 2009 during the finals of the Freeride World Championships in Tignes, France, “Adri” returned stronger than ever, stepping back onto the podium in 2011.
Recently he decided to focus his career on photography and video; a new aspect to his preferred sport now centered on traveling and new encounters, which he has grown particularly fond of.
His reason for participating in the project:
“I am honored to be invited to take part in this incredible project. For years I have participated in the “Mer Montagne” (Sea Summit) trophy without ever having sailed the high seas. I admire sailors not only for their achievements, but especially for their humility and approachability. This will be a first for me and I am thrilled to be surrounded by so many personalities from such a wide variety of backgrounds and for whom I have the utmost respect.”