Bertrand Martenet

Hometown: Sembrancher, CH
Current Transportation: 2014 Opel Astra Break
Core Activities: Rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, backcountry skiing
Non-Core Activities: Traveling, tea, chocolate
Sponsors: Outdoor Research
Favorite Places: Indian Creek, Rawyl, Vertic Halle, Summits with no one on them
My Jam Is: Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits
I Eat Lots Of: Butter
Fun Fact: I love Emmental cheese.

Since high school, I’ve spent most of my time in the mountains, either wearing off my skin on rocks, breaking ice with some sharp tool, freezing my butt off on north faces, or just skiing sunny powdery slopes in Switzerland and around the world. Gradually, I decided to make a living out of this lifestyle and became a certified IFMGA guide in 2002. Now I’m working full time as a professional guide and it still triggers the same passion to share magic moments up in the mountains with friends or clients. When not climbing or not on the road, I can sometimes be found at my basecamp in Sembrancher, a little haven for mountain people located in Switzerland just below Verbier. ​

Video: How To Use A GriGri

Bertrand Martinet shows a quick tip for safe lead belaying. [Read More]

How Do You Say ‘Adventure’ In Norwegian?

Learning new words and climbing under midnight sun in Norway. [Read More]

IFMGA Test Team Ambassadors
Adam George
Bertrand Martenet
Evan Stevens
Freddy Grossniklaus
Margaret Wheeler
Martin Volken
Peter Doucette