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Jean Troillet (Switzerland) – climber
Jean Troillet was born 10 March 1948 at Orsieres and lives at La Fouly in Valais. Of Swiss and Canadian nationality, he obtained his mountain guide qualifications in 1969. He has climbed ten peaks of more than 8000 metres, all in alpine style and without oxygen.
Troillet climbed Everest in 1986. In 1997 he was the first man to descend from the roof of the world on a snowboard, although he did not ride down from the top. Mountain guide, and seafarer, he was the shipmate of Laurent Bourgnon on board Primagaz. Together with Erhard Loretan, Troillet holds the speed record for the ascent of Everest by the North Face, that is, 43 hours to the summit and back.