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Harrop Emily

Name: Harrop

First Name: Emily

Age: 22 ans

Nationality: French / English

"You get what you work for."
Few words that define you as an athlete:
I like to discover what my body is capable of and try and constantly see how far it can go. For me, training is a way of getting to know myself.

Few words that define you as a person :
I’m a pretty dynamic person. I love to have new objectives and to go on adventures ! I find it really hard to sit still, and often I want to do too many things at once… If only the days were longer !

What are your passions besides ski mountaineering/trail running ?
Spending time with my friends and family, and ideally around a yummy meal (I only do sport to be able to eat more…). Other than that, I like to practice different kind of sports, like bike riding, surfing, motorbiking, … and discovering new places !

Your best and worst memory in the mountains:
My best memory in the mountains is watching the sunrise at the top of my first 6000m peak in Bolivia with one of my best friends.
My worst memory is when I injured myself while running down a small summit around Annecy at night. I was alone and without my phone. You live and learn, and I can tell you, I will never make that mistake again !

Why do you feel part of the Millet family?
In the mountains, there are already so many different factors to take into consideration, like the weather, the terrain, the itinerary… You don’t want to have to deal with equipment failure as well as all of that ! That’s why having high quality equipement is for me a priority. Millet is a brand that has been around for years and that has acquired a great level of experience in the mountains. I know that I can count on their products in all situations.

What does it mean for you, "Rise Up"?
Rise Up is for me a feeling of freedom and success. It’s the feeling you get when you look back on the journey that’s led you to your goals, your dream, your summit. I think this feeling can be the same in life as well as in the mountains. You get what you work for !

Why do you advise people to go out in the mountains to do outdoor activities?
Nature is the simplest but also the most beautiful of gifts that we have, and it’s completely free ! To not make the most of it would be a crime !
I think that spending more time in nature is a key to health, inspiration and all in all, happiness.
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Main achievements and future projects:
I integrated this year the French Ski Mountaineering Team, and competed for the first time on the World Cup circuit :
- 1st Espoir in the World Cup Vertical Race in Andorra 2020 (10th senior)
- 1st Espoir in the World Cup Sprint Race in Germany 2020 (6th senior)
- 3rd Espoir in the World Cup Vertical Race in Germany 2020 (14th< senior)
- 2nd Espoir in the World Cup Individual Race in Germany 2020 (17th scratch)

I also compete a little in Trail running in the summer to prepare for the winter (and I’m planning on doing more and more !) :
2nd women’s team in the summer Pierra Menta 2019

> Projects for 2020:
For the moment I want to concentrate on competing in the winter, on the french championships, the World Cup Circuit and the legendary races like the Pierra Menta.
As well as competing, I want to get as much experience as I can in the mountains, by climbing the beautiful peaks that we have in our local area, and finding interesting itineraries.
Next spring, once the competitions are over, I’m hoping to have a bit of time to go travelling with my skis… I have a lot of ideas and I still need to work them all out.
In the summer, I want to get more into trail running and I would love to go on a long trip either on foot or with my bike.
I also need to finish off my business studies… A lot to cram in but hey, at least I don’t get bored !