is a swiss mountain runner and ski mountaineer who likes speed ascents and steep and technical skyraces. Pascal loves to discover new mountain ranges, new countries and cultures. He is not a pure runner, but a mountain athlete: he likes to move on trails, rock, snow, ice or sometimes even roads by means of running, ski mountaineering, climbing or cycling.
Pascal is working as a PhD candidate at Lausanne University.
Born: in 1988 in Switzerland
From: St.Gallen/SG, living in Leysin/VD
Height: 170 CM
Weight: 58 KG
Personal best :
10KM flat: 32:10 min (2018)
Vertical KM (1000 m d+): 32:21 min (2018)
Skyrunner World Series Champion 2018 (Sky Classic Series)
Languages: heritage from my mother, Vera Staub
English, (Swiss-) German, Spanish, French, Italian, Danish
Last week's training comprised Skimo: 115 km / 11100 m d+ Running: 65 km / 1600 m d+ (that's a lot of running for me for winter time!) Strength: 1h Intensity sessions: 3 (2 runs / 1 ski) Locations: 3 Total time: 25h This week will be an easier week, but with 42+h of work at the 'other' office. • • • • @dynafit #speedup @organicoach #thinkgreenstayfit @julbo_eyewear #vision @mulebar #organic #energy @punchpowerofficiel #naturel @protectourwintersswitzerland #pow @sportsunilepfl #fit @dupasquiersports #shop @nortecmicrocrampons #grip @skyrunning #lesscloudsmoresky Egli Engineering | naturgefahr.ch
"I stand up for a clean sport. Competition only makes sense if we use our pure body power without any artificial influence on our performance. In times when it is difficult to trust in the serenity of even the biggest sports events, we have to keep at least our sports mountain running and skimountaineering clean. I am in the control pool of Antidoping Switzerland. I have to indicate my whereabouts for each day and I may get tested anywhere and anytime. I also participate in the QUARTZ programme by ITRA, where I have to deliver blood samples at regular intervals before races. The testing results are publicly available on my ITRA profile.
Ethics are not only important in sports, but in all areas of life. To me it is important that we protect the natural environment in which we like to perform our sport and which supports our lives. It is also essential that the products we consume are produced under fair working conditions for the humans and that the production is as sustainable as possible for the planet. Finally, we should try to consume only what we really need.
It is precious for us mountain people to pass on our knowledge about running, skiing, climbing and nature to the next generation. That’s why I have been the president of the Youth Department of my local section of the Swiss Alpine Club for 7 years. I am still guiding and teaching young alpinists several times a year.
When I go to the mountains, I try to cause the least impact possible on the environment; I often travel there by train or even by bike and I respect wildlife and don’t leave anything behind."