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Marion Poitevin

Name : Poitevin

First name : Marion

Age : 34 years

Nationality / Country of origin : France

"They did not know it was impossible, so they did it"
Mark Twain
Mountain Rescuer for the CRS, high mountain guide, alpine ski and climbing instructor, I co-founded the Alpine club "Lead the Climb" which offers training courses in leadership in mountain sports, for women.
Few words that define you as an athlete:
Hands-on: mom! Winter mountaineering, high altitude, expeditions, steep ski, big-wall artificial climbing, 8a max climbing, 6 max ice climbing, rescue and guide.

Few words that define you as a person :
I like to encourage women to surpass themselves, pushing their mental and physical limits, as I am convinced that women's mountaineering can be much more successful.

What are your passions besides skiing / climbing / mountaineering / trail running ?
I don’t have time to do other things, these passions fill a life, especially with a baby coming.

Your best and worst memory in the mountains :
The best moments are at every sunrise: I'm always happy to be up there.
The worst moments are when I learn that friends are not coming back and I'm down.

Why do you feel part of the Millet family ?
Millet has trusted me since the beginning. I am proud to highlight a French brand that promotes mountaineering and feminine products in a constant concern for the environment.

What does that mean about you, Rise Up ?
Go even higher, even further and meet the challenges facing us.

Why do you advise people to go out in the mountains to do outdoor activities ?
Because up there is beautiful.
Achievements & future projects

North Face of Grandes Jorasses:
Colton-Mac Intyre Lane with Mélanie Martinot, August 2014
Way Bonnatti on Walker spur with Lise Billon and a customer, July 2018

North Face of the Drus:
Way Pierre Allain with Fabien Dugit, March 2013

North Face of the Droites:
Colton Way, 2009
Jackson Way, 2011

Mukut Parbat east, 7150m, India
Mount Logan east, 5990m, Canada
Steep ski slope on Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle
Mount Vinson, Antarctica
Ascension of the Zodiac way, 600m, 5 days with Vanessa François, paraplegic climber, Fabien Dugit and Liv Sansoz.

Future projects:
Share my passions with my baby coming July 2019.
Continue to develop the activities of "Lead the Climb".