Frédéric Favre in Encordés

Date of publication Winter 2017-2018

Who are the thrill-seekers who dare throw themselves into the adventure that is the Patrouille des Glaciers? And why do they do it? These are the questions asked by filmmaker Frédéric Favre from Sion, who tackles the subject of this legendary ski mountaineering race through the eyes of three ordinary participants: a woman taking in the mountain as part of a spiritual experience, a hard-core competitor, and an atypical “oddball”. It’s a psychoanalytical piece that “blends fiction with reality”—the favourite playground of its creator, who himself has participated in the Patrouille des Glaciers three times.