Trainer, speaker, high altitude trekking guide, columnist, author and tester of specialized equipment, Manu is recognized as an excellent pedagogue.

 

Since the age of 19, he has traveled the world to practice rock climbing, ice climbing and trekking. He also guided many high altitude expeditions. For him, no sporting challenge is impossible … if we prepare seriously.

 

In 2008, he attempted the first Quebec expedition with a leave no trace ethic and without supplemental oxygen on Manaslu (8165 m), in Nepal. In 2013, he designed and realized the Forrest Gump challenge, a solo 24-hour race without stopping. No medals, no trophies. The reward? The satisfaction of surpassing oneself and the learning that such a challenge entails.

 

He regularly tests various outdoor equipment for many manufacturers and assists in the development and optimization of certain parts.

He is known for his integrity, openness and contagious good humour. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences in order to give a smile to all those who go to the mountains or who want to enjoy life to the fullest and exploit their full potential.

CERTIFICATIONS

2017
Certification de praticien en cohérence cardiaque et biofeedback Institut David O’Hare
(Donné par le docteur David O’Hare)

 

2015

Cours sur les bases du coaching, la nutrition
et ses effets sur la santé globale

Axellite Institut (donnée par Jean-François Thibault)

 

2013

Stage de perfectionnement Chi running

Still Running (Donné par Dany Dryer)

 

2012

Cours de Chi running niveau I

Still Running (donné par Hyongok Cho)

 

2009

Instructeur de premiers soins en régions isolées

Sirius wilderness medicine (donné par Bob Washer)

 

2009

Instructeur RCR/ DEA/ PS/ Anaphylaxie

Fondation des maladies du cœur et de l’AVC
(Donné par Josée Lanouette)

 

2009

Moniteur de Via Ferrata

FFME (donné par Christophe Billon)

 

2005

Instructeur sans trace

Aventure Écotourisme Québec

 

2004

Avalanche Niveau 1

Association Canadienne des Avalanches

 

1999

Mountaineering course

Yamnuska (donné par Dwayne Congdon)

 

1995-1998

Certificat en administration

Certificat en marketing

Certificat en ressources humaines

Baccalauréat en administration des affaires

Université du Québec à Montréal

 

1997

Cours sur la haute altitude

Donné par Krzysztof Wielicki