Living a life in the mountains as a mountain guide and ski instructor, Tony ‘The Tiger’ Sbalbi is a great talent, mountain enthusiast and one of the strongest French athletes of all time. Despite a plethora of victories on his CV, as a patriotic Frenchman his best win has to be Pierra Menta 2003 together with friend Patrick Blanc. Being a member of the prestigious French Military High Mountain Team (GMHM) he takes part in frequent expeditions, and until 2012 was also permanently in the French national ski mountaineering team. Sbalbi is a point of reference for young people and a fine example of sportsmanship and professionalism. Since 2013 he has been the coach for the Swiss national ski mountaineering team.