Upon our rendezvous in Jausiers, Martin's urban aura, tinged with a yearning for vastness, was evident. As we prepped for a self-sustaining week, our backpacks felt much like a startup's early days - packed with essentials but open to improvisation. Our path through snow-kissed terrains evoked whispers of Nepalese landscapes, and with each step, the challenges of the ascent subtly mirrored the complexities of a nascent venture.
Navigating through rugged terrains, we sought shelter in the winter sections of closed refuges, reminiscent of an entrepreneur's journey – often isolated yet bursting with determination. The fourth day's ascent, with landscapes rivaling Nepal's beauty, tested our endurance. As the cold wind cut through, discussions veered towards the parallels between the mountains' unpredictability and a business's ever-changing dynamics.
As Allos' silhouette emerged on the horizon, we recognized the journey's dual nature: physically demanding yet introspectively rewarding. Martin's creative spirit found renewed vigor amidst the mountains, while I, in these altitudes, was reminded of the subtle intricacies between guiding through landscapes and advising in boardrooms. As we descended, the trek stood as a testament to not just traversing distances but also bridging diverse worlds.