Martial is a very appreciated and well known mountain guide in his home area; the Chamonix valley. He really lives for the mountains, the big walls and the travelling, and loves to share his experience with his clients and friends. Since he is a humble man, we have stopped counting the routes that he have opened, but one thing that we know for certain is that some of the routes have not been repeated by anyone.
Some of Martial's best memories are:
- Opening the new route AZAZEL – Spending 20 days on the wall of the 6000m peak Trango Pulpit in Pakistan
- First repetition of "Riders on the Storm" to be confirmed at la Tour Centrale du Paine, in december 2002.
- Opening the new route "Great Sail peak" in Baffin island
- Climbing at Gibbs Fjord, with the French team of Sam Beaugey, Jean-Yves Frederiksen, Jean Noel Itzstein, Yann Mimet and David Ravanel spending seven days opening Nassariit on the north face of the Ship's Prow. This was a 14-pitch line up a system of vertical cracks with difficulties of A3/A4