Fred Degoulet: Elite Ice and Mixed Mountaineer

Fred is at the forefront of an exciting new breed of ice and mixed climber.  He has taken his competition experience of dry tooling into the high mountains and achieved ambitious new routes previously thought of as impossible.

He is successfully opening difficult new lines on summits around the world, as well as envisaging and climbing bold new routes on alpine peaks.These achievements have seen Fred winning the prestigious Piolet d’Or award in 2018 for oppenning a new route on the south face of Nuptse in alpine style.


Fred : Alpinist

Climbing big mountains has been Fred’s passion since childhood. From joining the French national junior alpine team at the age of 24 to completing ten worldwide expeditions, Fred has been actively pushing the boundaries of alpine climbing for a decade. With two nominations for the Piolet d’Or long list under his belt, Fred is making a name for himself as an alpinist of the moment. Watch this space for his next adventure.

Fred : Guide

Fred has been an UIAGM and IFMGM (Mountain guide) for 9 years. He Specialises in guiding difficult ice, rock and mixed routes in the high mountains. Here is a selection of images from some of the best guided routes ever made.

  • Les conditions de printemps sont excellentes en ce moment sur Chamonix, la neige colle littéralement aux pentes les plus raides. Hier il a neigé 30 centimètres du côté de l’Aiguille du Midi, nous décidons de faire une excursion vers le couloir des Co...

  • Ascension majeure avec Benoît dans la goulotte « Pschitt » qui à rédigé un texte sur cette longue journée de dimanche 8 novembre. Je le laisse s’exprimer pour vous montrer son bonheur. Après un court passage perturbé quasi hivernal, l’anticyclone se ...

  • Et une de plus! La traversée des Aiguilles du Diable, quel morceau de choix. Misael s’offre une des plus belles course du massif du Mont Blanc pour ses 40 ans. Elle présente une particularité cette ascension, puisqu’elle propose 5 sommet de plus de 4...


Off Piste, Ski touring, Helisking


Ice and mixed climbing routes, Dry Tooling


Climbing; Trad, Sport, Alpinism, Big wall, Aid


Fred : Speaker


Come and see Fred talk

Watch this space for Fred’s next talk!

Fred’s last event was in Annecy.  Fred spoke about his recent trip to Nepal to a packed audience at Mountain En Scene 2017.



Coming soon : Material reviews