Eliott Nicot - Journalist and mountaineer
Born in France to parents who were passionate about mountains, I grew up in the Finnish nature. As far back as I can remember, I have always needed to be in contact with the wild world. It seems to me that its energy carries a fullness and an accuracy which gives a raw and simple meaning to existence.
Quite early on, a burning attraction to the world of high mountains gave me my skills as a skier, mountaineer and paraglider: I worked as a ski instructor in Austria before pursuing a dense military career. , particularly within the EMHM of Chamonix. However, if I became passionate about the world above, my attachment to nature in its entirety has only grown. And today more than ever, it seems crucial to me to slow down and add nuance to what we do.
Furthermore, it was in my search for these different shades of life that my vocation and my profession as a journalist was born. Driven by a rather atypical career path punctuated among other things by obtaining mountain diplomas, a stint at university and military experiences abroad, creating, telling and transmitting has naturally become my way of connecting all this which animates me.
It is therefore a great satisfaction to be part of the Lagoped adventure which, in addition to allowing me to express myself, is a guarantor of values deeply aligned with mine. And for good reason, it is difficult to imagine when you are passionate about outdoor sports to add additional pressure to the ecosystems that support our practices. I am more for humility and contentment, and for sobriety which does not taint performance!