About us

Alpine Mag was born in 2017 in the French Alps. Founded by Ulysse Lefebvre, this online magazine is now co-managed by him and Jocelyn Chavy. Its base camp is established between Grenoble and Chamonix.

These two journalists are also photographers and video makers. They make it a point of honour to be in the field as often as possible, climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, skiing, hiking, running or riding a MTB.

They are surrounded by a large network of journalists, mountaineers, climbers, authors, writers, photographers, videographers, translators and proofreaders who all enrich the magazine in their own way.
One rule: rigorous information. One ambition: curiosity and creativity in its treatment.

After more than 2000 articles published in its French version, Alpine Mag International Magazine has been launched in June 2021. Is there any territory more cross-border than the mountains? Alpine Mag is there to tell their story to everyone.

ULYSSE LEFEBVRE

Creator and co-editor of Alpine Mag, journalist, photographer and video maker.
Initially a journalist in the mountain press, he launched the Alpine adventure in 2017. A fervent defender of field journalism, he advocates a minimal amount of time spent in the office in favour of maximum time spent in the mountains, crampons, runnning shoes or skis on his feet. Trigger-happy, he juggles photos, videos and pens (yes, even for the web).
Overview of his articles on Alpine Mag.
Personal images to see on his website and his instagram.
Latest project: the film Limi
Currently working on Mountains of the ocean
ulysse(at)alpinemag.com

JOCELYN CHAVY

Co-editor of Alpine Mag, journalist, photographer and video maker.
For many years a journalist in the travel and mountain press, he has travelled to more than 50 countries on foot, skis, crampons and sometimes in a kayak. Always accompanied by his drone, he is the team’s aerial image expert and a specialist in the Himalayas, which he has crossed countless times.
Overview of his articles on Alpine Mag
Personal images to see on his website and instagram.
Latest project: Julia
jocelyn(at)alpinemag.com

The team

Angela Benavides

Journaliste, auteur, consultante, Angela Benavides est une spécialiste reconnue des expéditions himalayennes, avec une plume aiguisée et un intérêt pour tout ce qui touche la montagne, de l'économie à la géopolitique. ▶ Journalist, author and consultant, Angela Benavides is a recognised specialist in Himalayan expeditions, with a sharp pen and an interest in everything related to the mountains, from economics to geopolitics.

Bernard Germain

Cinéaste, guide de haute montagne, Bernard Germain a réalisé de nombreux documentaires et signé plusieurs ouvrages dont le Dico Vertigo (Guérin). Il dirige la revue de la FFCAM, la Montagne et Alpinisme. ▶ Film director, mountain guide, editor, Bernard Germain is one of the best mountain film historian.

Caroline Ciavaldini

Née à la Réunion, Caroline Ciavaldini a découvert l’escalade à l’âge de douze ans. Elle a participé pendant dix ans au circuit de coupe du monde, passant son temps sur la résine. Après avoir réalisé ses rêves en compèt’ (1ère à Cham en 2011 entre autres), elle a radicalement changé en devenant l’une des spécialistes de l’escalade trad sur coinceurs et grande voie, encordée avec son compagnon James Pearson. Avec qui elle forme le duo Once Upon A Climb. ▶ Born in Reunion Island, Caroline Ciavaldini discovered climbing at the age of twelve. She participated for ten years in the world cup circuit. After realizing her dreams in competition, she radically changed by becoming one of the specialists in trad climbing on belays and long routes, roped up with her partner James Pearson, with whom she forms the duo Once Upon A Climb.

Colin Haley

Né à Seattle mais enfant de la chaîne des Cascades, Colin Haley partage sa vie d'alpiniste entre la Patagonie, l'Alaska et Chamonix, avec une prédilection pour les longues ascensions engagées, en solo ou avec un certain Alex H. ▶ Born in Seattle but a child of the Cascade Range, Colin Haley divides his mountaineering life between Patagonia, Alaska and Chamonix, with a predilection for long, committed climbs, solo or with a certain Alex H.

Damien Gildea

Alpiniste australien, Damien Gildea a parcouru les plus hauts sommets du globe. Passionné et méticuleux, c'est un expert des montagnes de l'Himalaya et de l'Antarctique. Il est d'ailleurs l'auteur d'un des ouvrages de référence sur le continent blanc : Les montagnes de l'Antarctique. ▶ Australian mountaineer, Damien Gildea has climbed the highest peaks in the world. Passionate and meticulous, he is an expert on the mountains of the Himalayas and Antarctica.

Tom Livingstone

Tom Livingstone is a young climber and writer based in North Wales (UK) and Chamonix. He is originally from the south of England. He has a penchant for trad, winter and alpine climbing - the bigger and badder, the better. ▶ Tom Livingstone est un jeune grimpeur et auteur basé au nord du Pays de Galles (UK) et à Chamonix. Il est originaire du sud de l'Angleterre. Il a un penchant pour le trad, l'escalade hivernale et alpine - plus c'est gros et plus c'est dur, mieux c'est !

Victor Saunders

Based in Chamonix, Victor Saunders is Adventure Consultant’s Chief Guide in the European Alps. A world-renowned British mountaineer, Victor has completed each of the Seven Summits, including six ascents of Mount Everest. A man of many talents, Victor has also won prizes in mountain literature. Basé à Chamonix, Victor Saunders est le chef guide d'Adventure Consultant dans les Alpes européennes. Alpiniste britannique de renommée mondiale, Victor a réalisé chacun des sept sommets, dont six ascensions du Mont Everest. Homme aux multiples talents, Victor a également remporté des prix de littérature de montagne. ▶ Basé à Chamonix, Victor Saunders est guide chez Adventure Consultant dans les Alpes. Alpiniste britannique de renommée mondiale, Victor a gravi les 7 summits, dont six ascensions du Mont Everest. Victor est également un auteur de talent.

Christoph Hobenreich

Basé à Innsbruck, le Dr. Christoph Höbenreich est IPGA Master Polar Guide, guide de haute montagne UIAGM. Membre du conseil d'administration de l'Association internationale des guides polaires. Il a à son actif 14 expéditions en Antarctique. ▶ Based in Innsbruck, Dr. Christoph Höbenreich is an IPGA Master Polar Guide, a UIAGM mountain guide. Member of the board of the International Association of Polar Guides, he has 14 expeditions to Antarctica to his credit.

Johan Berthet

Johan Berthet est docteur en géomorphologie, issu du laboratoire Edytem de l'université de Chambéry. Amateur de spéléologie et de canyonisme, il est impliqué dans le milieux fédéral français et international. Il a fondé Styx4D, bureau d'étude, d'expertise, de formation et de recherche indépendant en géomorphologie, ayant pour objectif d'apporter aux gestionnaire des milieux naturels les connaissances et méthodes de la recherche fondamentale. ▶ Johan Berthet has a PhD in geomorphology from the Edytem laboratory at the University of Chambéry. He is an enthusiast of speleology and canyoning.

Julien Gilleron

Julien fait partie de ces trailers sauvages qui revêtent le dossard de certaines courses mais savent et aiment aussi partir au long cours, sur des projets de courses et de traversées personnelles, en prenant le temps de regarder et de raconter. Fin connaisseur du milieu, il est un peu notre monsieur trail et notre vigie dans ce monde de flasques, gels et autres membranes mutantes. ▶ Julien is one of those wild trailers who puts on the bib for certain races but who also knows and likes to set off on the long haul, on personal race and crossing projects, taking the time to watch and tell. He is our trail master and our watchman in this world of flasks, gels and other mutant membranes.

Paul Grobel

Guide de haute montagne, "Paulo" partage sa vie entre le calme de la Grave et le tumulte de Katmandou depuis près de 25 ans. Infatigable défricheur de nouveaux sommets au Népal et ailleurs, guide et pédagogue par passion. ▶ IFGMA mountain guide based in La Grave, France, Paulo Grobel is a well known mountaineer, organizer and leader of adventure travel and expeditions to Himalayan summits, climbing extensively in Nepal each year.

Sophie Cuenot

Originaire de Chamonix, Sophie Cuenot a commencé sa vie professionnelle comme journaliste radio à France Bleu. Puis elle s’est rapprochée des Alpes en écrivant trois livres de montagne (Paris Camp de Base, Petzl la promesse des profondeurs et Le roman de Chamonix, éd. Guérin). Elle anime le Fonds d’aide au cinéma de montagne (FODACIM). ▶ Journalist, writer of 3 mountain books, Sophie Cuenot is managing FODACIM, a nonprofit organization to support mountain films.

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