I went back to school to obtain a CAP in general mechanical drawing. Then I continued in this way by passing a diploma of draftsman of study (AFPA), always in general mechanics. Afterwards, the desire for the mountains pushed me to return to Briançon where I found a job as a home appliance repairman, thanks to which I travelled through the valleys of the Briançon region, saw the peaks and decided to go there. How I had been amazed at the age of 18 by the sensations of gliding that alpine skiing provides. I decided to apply for a job as a perchman at the resort of Montgenèvre, in order to perfect my techniques, until I had the idea of becoming an instructor. At the same time, I met a high mountain guide, a perchman like me, with whom I got on well and who took me into this environment that both attracts and frightens me.
This change in leisure activity has reoriented my professional life. Because if you want to ski in the mountains all year round, if you are not wealthy, you have to become an instructor and guide. After several failures in the selection for the instructor certification, I worked at the Union des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air (UCPA) where trainers prepared me for the exams. So, I took the first degree of instructor, the aspiring guide, the second degree and the guide.