There are those we know who gives us a thrill by racing each other up severe mountain faces. There are the telecameras, the helicopters, the sponsors and ourselves, the public. There are those who die because they go too far and those who go as far as the Himalaya to look for their piece of indigestible cake. Lastly, there are those who flee from this large circus and who, on some unknown summit, invent their route towards secret heights.
Born in 1953 in Chamoniard, France, Gilles Chappaz is a journalist, television consultant, ski instructor and member of the Higher Council of Mountain Sports. He is the film producer for Migoo Productions, which specialises in making mountain films. He works on the production of France 3’s programme Montagne Magazine. As a director, he has made a host of documentaries and films about skiing and the mountains, including Sur le fil des 4000, Lignes de Pente, Berhault, La Voie Terray and Extrement Votre. He has taken part in numerous editions of the Trento Film Festival.