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The steeper the slope, the better the mountain.
Julbo White Session: Steep & Mythic
One or two pros, an amateur and a dream destination – this is the idea behind the "Sessions". Vivian Bruchez shared the bill of the "Steep & Mythic" Julbo White Session with Sam Anthamatten. The two mountain guides and skiers used their knowledge of the terrain to take lucky amateur Philip Criveli to the steepest slopes of Zermatt and Chamonix.
Artist of the peaks
Sensitive to the beauty of the mountains, Vivian looks for the best lines and willingly shares his images. An athlete and accomplished video-maker, his adventures include filming Kilian Jornet on the slopes of Everest. Few individuals could have kept pace with the man known as the ultra-terrestrial.
And The Chamonix native regularly treats us to short videos of his wanderings on social media. "I like discovering new places. Heading to the mountains means heading for adventure. Exploring; setting off into the unknown. You never know what you’re going to find under the surface. You feel a touch apprehensive. That makes it all the more exciting; you say to yourself: ‘Right, let’s go and see what this is all about’. There are so many factors you have to take into account to reach an objective that something always happens you hadn't thought of. I like to look at the mountains and try to track down places that haven't yet been skied."
Product development: "The Verticals" ski goggle
Vivian jointly designed "The Verticals" goggle in 2015 with his steep slope buddy Sam Anthamatten. At the limit between freeski and mountaineering, the goggle is crafted for steep gully specialists.
For 2018, alongside Sam Favret, Jonathan Charlet, Pica Herry and Léo Slemett, Vivian puts his name to the pro model "Fam Cham": an elite ski goggle featuring all of our best technologies (SuperFlow System, Reactiv Photochromic and Minimalist Frame). At first glance, the reference to Chamonix is obvious as the goggle is loaded with graphic elements chosen by the five skiers who grew up in this valley. On the "front" side, there are ice axes, skis, the town's coat of arms, an Edelweiss flower and many other references. The "back" side features the knitted stitches of the ever-present woolen sweater worn by the first mountaineers and skiers.