is a swiss mountain runner and ski mountaineer who likes steep and technical races. He has won a number of skyraces in Europe, the US and South America. Pascal loves to discover new mountain ranges, countries and cultures.
Pascal is a PhD candidate at Lausanne University.
Born: in 1988 in Switzerland
From: St.Gallen/SG, living in Leysin/VD
Height: 170 CM
Weight: 59 KG
ITRA-points (general): 889
Personal best :
Vertical KM (1000 m d+): 32:21 min (2018)
Skyrunner World Series Champion 2018 (Sky Classic Series)
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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. We have to keep our sports mountain running and skimountaineering clean. I have been in the control pool of Antidoping Switzerland, where I had to indicate my whereabouts for each day and I could get tested anywhere and anytime. When racing in the GTWS I am also subject to 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 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 was the president of the Youth Department of my local section of the Swiss Alpine Club for 4 years. I am still guiding and teaching young alpinists several times a year as a mountaineering instructor.
Recently I have joined education efforts by Protect Our Winters Switzerland and by the Kilian Jornet Foundation. We educate athletes, snow lovers, kids and students about climate change and the impact on the mountains.
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."