Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist and aviator, was the first man to complete a non-stop, round-the-world balloon flight. His most recent exploit was to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered, long-range aircraft, Solar Impulse. He was at Rosey this week to give an inspiring talk to hundreds of students from Rosey and other Swiss Learning schools. Whilst not ignoring the adventurous aspect of what he did, Piccard also stressed the importance of self-development, self-belief, “clean tech” and taking risks: “People will tell you it’s impossible, and it’s exactly why we try to do it.”  Bombarded with questions the discussion continued long afterwards with a small group of Roséens. Le Rosey would like to extend its thanks to the Fondation Montaigu who organised this exceptional lecture and presentation.