By André Santos
Alexis Jeannerod, who recently joined the new French Pro Team, Team Decathlon Experience, has climbed Mont Blanc, 4808 meters above sea level.
“Climbing the highest point in central Europe has always been one of my dreams,” says Alexis.
Alexis Jeannerod achieved his dream of climbing Mont Blanc last weekend. Covid-19 restrictions have been challenging for the athletes and their summer training, but Alexis planned this adventure and managed to get to the top.
“As a mountain lover, climbing Mont Blanc has always been one of my dreams. I climbed with a friend who already knew the way to the top. We just waited for a weekend with good conditions and gave it a try”, says Alexis.
Climbing Mont Blanc, 4808 meters above sea level, is very demanding even for an elite athlete like Alexis Jeannerod. Reaching this altitude has tremendous effects on the human body.
“I haven’t changed anything in my training to be able to do this, but going at this high altitude is very challenging. You can really feel the limits of the human body,” says Alexis.
Jeannerod with a beautiful view.
Despite the effort, Alexis Jeannerod felt good during his climb. Alexis is currently preparing for season XI, so he is in good shape.
“It was an amazing day, full of wonderful views. The feeling you get when you reach the top is unique. Everything around looks so small. You feel far from the real world and want to stay there and admire the view.”
Earlier this summer, Jiri Pliska, Silvini Madshus Team, also climbed Mont Blanc. Which Pro Team athlete will be next to do this kind of unique preparation for season XI?