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Sophie Lavaud

CH
Switzerland
After a hospitality trade, luxury and cosmetic career in Geneva, Sophie managed an event company. Today a speaker, alpinist and more precisely himalyist, Sophie has to her credit five ascents of more than 8’000m summits, in five years, including the Everest by its North-East ridge in May 2014.
« "We are just as good here than far... especially in mountains!" »
 
CV Sportif
 
Sophie is pursuing her dream, to climb the 14 highest summits of the world, together with her rope mate Nima Sherpa. The journey is going on in 2017: new 8'000m summits are on the menu, and also the constant support to the NGO Norlha.org, which godmother is Sophie.
  • Shishapangama (8’027 m) - 2012
  • Cho Oyu (8’201 m) - 2012
  • Everest (8’850 m) - 2014
  • Gasherbrum II (8’035 m) - 2015
  • Makalu (8’485 m) - 2016
 
Films

Film : « On va marcher sur l’Everest » by François Damilano

 

 

Talk TEDx

Interview
+ What are your 3 most beautiful achievements in mountain ?
The Everest for the symbol, the Verte for its beauty, the Gasherbrum II for the adventure
+ Who do you prefer mountaineering with ?
The nature lovers around me
+ The best time you had up there ?
Each ascent, each summit is unique. So I want to answer: all the reached summits, but the emotion on the world roof remains the more intense.
+ And the worst ?
 A couloir avalanche that brushed against my skis…
+ What do you like doing when you’re not in mountains?
Swap my crampons for high heels and share my adventures through lectures or tellings about my ascents.
+ What is your involvement with the Millet design center?
I am available for product testing, make feedbacks and help improving the woman range, especially the high altitude segment.
+ How do you see your discipline evolving in the next few years?
Summit after summit, and always much pleasure !

 

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