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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.
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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

Expeditions:
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".