Alpinista estremo, explorer e guida alpina.

Tra le sue imprese, le conquiste da solo o in compagnia:

2004: Everest (8848m),  2005: Shisha Pangma (cima centrale 8017m),

2006: Shisha Pangma (cima princip.  8027 m), 2006:  Annapurna (8091m),

2007: Cho Oyu (8201m),

2007: Broad Peak (8047m),

2008: K2 (8611m)