Stéphane Brosse

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Stéphane Brosse
Born(1971-10-20)20 October 1971
Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, Savoie, France
Died17 June 2012(2012-06-17) (aged 40)
Aiguille d'Argentière, France

Stéphane Brosse (20 October 1971 – 17 June 2012) was a French ski mountaineer.[1]


Brosse was born in Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, Savoie.[2] He started ski mountaineering in 1990 and competed the first time at the Miage Contamines Somfy race in 1995. In 1996 he became a member of the national team. Together with Pierre Gignoux he set the record and continued to hold it for the Mont Blanc course from 30 May 2003. The duo needed a total time of 5h 15' 47" for the total course, thereof about 4 hours and seven minutes for climbing up, and about one hour and seven minutes for the downhill race.[3][4] Since 2003 he and Lionel Bonnel had also held the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route record with 21h 11'.[5]

Stéphane Brosse died on 17 June 2012 while crossing the Aiguille d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif when a snow cornice collapsed under him, resulting in him falling between 600[6] and 700[7] metres. He was accompanied by Kílian Jornet Burgada, Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Bastien Fleury.[7] Brosse lived in Annecy. He was 40.

Selected results[edit]

Pierra Menta[edit]

  • 1997: 10th, together with Patrice Bret
  • 1998: 7th, together with Patrice Bret
  • 1999: 3rd, together with Patrice Bret
  • 2000: 3rd, together with Patrice Bret
  • 2001: 1st, together with Pierre Gignoux
  • 2002: 2nd, together with Pierre Gignoux
  • 2003: 2nd, together with Pierre Gignoux
  • 2005: 1st, together with Patrick Blanc
  • 2006: 1st, together with Patrick Blanc

Trofeo Mezzalama[edit]

Patrouille des Glaciers[edit]

  • 2000: 5th (and 3rd in "seniors I" class ranking), together with Francis Bibollet and Pierre Gignoux
  • 2004: 1st in record time, together with Jean Pellissier and Patrick Blanc
  • 2006: 1st in record time, together with Patrick Blanc and Guido Giacomelli


  1. ^ Stéphane Brosse, website of his sponsor
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Stéphane Brosse in Le ski-alpinisme
  3. ^ Shahshahani Volodia (31 May 2003). "Mont Blanc: la course contre le record". (in French). Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  4. ^ Record à ski sur le parcours mythique de Chamonix-Mont Blanc-Chamonix Archived 2007-06-13 at the Wayback Machine (franz.), Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME), 2007.
  5. ^ Newsreport in the Club alpin français website
  6. ^ Stéphane Brosse emporté (in French), SkiChrono, June 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Skibergsteiger Stéphane Brosse stirbt im Wallis (in German),, 17 June 2012.
  8. ^ C.N.S.A. 1999 - Top 25 homme Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ C.N.S.A. 2000 - catégorie homme Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Coupe d'Europe 2001 de Ski-alpinisme Archived 2007-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ C.N.S.A. 2001 - catégorie homme Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Tour du Rutor Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Albo d'oro - Roll of Honour Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine