Roger Clipping-Rock is resulting from a Savoyard family originating in Beaufort-on-Doron.
During the war, it accomplishes several stays with Beaufort which wake up in him the love of the mountain.
In 1923, at 17 years, it settles in Chamonix. As of its arrival, it is very quickly known Chamoniards which call it “Large Whistle” or “Clippings”. He is secretary of the Tourist office and the Olympic committee and carries out his first races with a companion of chance, Daniel Souverain. It is for this period that it carries out several rises like the Grépon or the Moine and practical intensely all winter sports: Ski, jump, Bobsleigh, toboggan, ski joring… and of summer: horsemanship, swimming.
It is in 1928 that Frison meets Marguerite Landot with whom it will remain all her life.
In 1930, it carries out finally its dream while being allowed with the Compagnie of the guides of Chamonix. It is in particular first not Chamoniard to be allowed there.
In 1931, he becomes secretary of the Flying-club of Chamonix-Mount-White.
In 1932, it is to defer for the first radio broadcast since the top of Mont Blanc. In 1935, it makes its first forwarding with the the Sahara with the Coche captain where it is guide of French alpine forwarding to the Hoggar. Forwarding carries out the first of the Garet El Djenoun (the Montagne of the geniuses ).
It publishes its first book in 1936: “the Call of Hoggar” appeared at Flammarion.
In 1937, it crosses to back of camel the Great Western Erg with Albert Plossu.
Between January and February 1941 appears “First of Cord” in the form of serial in the “Algerian Dispatch”. It sends the manuscript to the Grenoble-native editor Arthaud in September 1941. It is in 1943 qu ' it carries out film “First of Cord”.
In 1943, he is prisoner with Naples where he spends one month in a cell of condemned to dead then is transferred by the Gestapo to the prison from Fresnes, then with Vichy, from where he flees before turning over to Chamonix then occupied by the Italians.
In 1944, he is liaison officer near FFI then with the staff of the 5° half-brigade of Alpine hunters. This passage of its life will inspire in particular " to him; mountain dwellers of the nuit" (1968). It turns over to Algeria at the end of the war.
In 1948, it publishes the second as of his two most popular novels: The Large Crack.
In 1950, it makes thousand kilometers with back of camel in the Sahara with Georges Tairraz. After its film “the Large Desert”, it begins its career of lecturer who will last 15 years. It publishes the same year its first treating novel of the Sahara: “The forgotten Track”. In 1955 he undertakes the crossing of the desert in 2CV, of Algiers with Niamey.
In 1960, it settles in Chamonix where it builds a country cottage which it baptizes “Derborence”.
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