Ski Mountaineering French Championships 2020 : Silver Medal
Ski Mountaineering World Cup – Germany & France 2020 : 5th U23
Skiddaw Fell Race 2019 (England) : 2nd (15km)
P’tit TAR 2019 : 3rd (15km)
He was already the “Geo-Trouvetou” of the Team, here he is now elevated to the rank of Geographer.
At 22, Baptiste Ellmenreich, an engineer by training, denotes his audacity and creativity. He never poses any boundaries, whether in his will to undertake, his desire to go around the world or his sporting ambitions. Whoever created his brand of minimalist and eco-responsible headlamps, made from recycled products in his garage, took advantage of this year 2019 to run the world map. In China and Austria, to honor their selections in the French ski mountaineering team; in England, for 2 months, as part of a university internship. He discovered a new discipline, fell running, a local specialty during which he was able to take revenge for a start to the season truncated by minor injuries by hitting two or three shots of Trafalgar on his Majesty’s runners.
A few months and two top 5 ski mountaineering World Cups later, launching 2020 with a winter under the best auspices, our Géo-Trouvetou is back strongly.
And not to play in a Disney or read comics.
A mixed record. It was a year very rich in discoveries and trips, a little less in results. This is due to small problems at the start and mid-season. On the other hand, it allowed me to work on aspects hitherto unknown to me, including strength on a bike. So I have no regrets, especially since the sensations returned at the end of summer, with satisfactory performances in the midst of international runners in England, and on the little Trail of the Red Needles, next to my home, in the Needles Red.
I have two. Both related to travel.
First in China, where I discovered a new culture and very high altitude, around competition, in the company of friends from Spain, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany, United States … Then in England , with my introduction to fell-running, a typical discipline halfway between trail running and orienteering. You leave equipped with a map, a compass, the compulsory survival equipment with the objective of joining the checkpoints as quickly as possible, taking the paths you want.
The Team is like a family made up of very good friends. They are also partners with values very close to mine and a golden frame with a coach who ensures optimal follow-up.
We try to get closer to the performance approach of professional sport while retaining the passion and detachment from amateur sport.
I am proud to wear these colors.
I want to do my best, keeping in one corner of my head an essential concept: pleasure!
I am convinced that by continuing to work and progress in a linear fashion, the results will come.
More concretely, I hope to appear on the Pierra Menta EDF Summer and achieve great performances on three international races: the Dolomythsrun Skyrace; Sierre-Zinal, the event that has made me dream since childhood; and the Ring of Steal, on my technical, abrupt and abrasive playground of last year, in England.
The secret is love for the mountains!
A speech that may seem blue flower but it is really what I feel. The passion and pleasure felt are the ingredients that fuel my dreams and my motivation on a daily basis. Combining the two sports is also the certainty of arriving with a certain freshness at the dawn of the two seasons: at the end of winter, putting on the sneakers itches; in fall, i miss the snow…
Baptiste Ellmenreich est élève-ingénieur en 3e année formation Mécanique Matériaux à Polytech Annecy-Chambéry. Depuis tout jeune, la montagne est son terrain de jeux favori. Il pratique le ski ski-alpinisme depuis 7 ans en compétition.
Vous connaissiez le film Matrix, voici désormais venue l’heure du Team ! En effet, début février, avait lieu, à Passy, le lancement du Team Matryx. Un projet ambitieux à la Matrice originale : offrir aux 9 athlètes, dont la moyenne d’âge s’élève à 22 ans, une structure globale, propice à la « performance responsable », via l’épanouissement personnel et la concrétisation d’un double-projet, sportif et professionnel.
Le skieur de Passy, qualifié en demi-finale, a fini neuvième de l’épreuve de Coupe du monde de sprint à Aussois, ce samedi. Licencié de la section ski-alpinisme du Club des Sports de Chamonix et de Chamonix Mont-Blanc Marathon, l’élève ingénieur Baptiste Ellmenreich (21 ans) a pris date pour la suite de la saison.