My adventures in France and in the world

A passion for new experiences

« Make life a dream, and a dream a reality ».

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Since I am a child, sport is essential to my life balance. And whilst I was in Medical School, I continued to do increasingly difficult sport challenges: marathons, cross-country skiing races, alpinism, triathlons - including the Iron Man in Nice. My thrilling 3-week expedition in Kyrgyzstan to climb the Lenin Peak at 7130m without oxygen made me love high altitudes. I then started to prepare for Mount Everest.  

On the 11th May 2021, I reached the summit of Mt Everest and became the youngest Frenchwoman summiter. It was an incredible experience!

Since, I have experienced new sports. I went on a sailing boat for the first time in November 2021 and crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Mount Everest: My Preparation

My project started in June 2020. I’m not a professional athlete, so I asked top athletes from French National teams their advice and preparation techniques. My interviews with them are visible on my Youtube channel

Sponsors managed to finance a third of the budget, and for the remainder, I worked in the UK as a locum doctor in A&E at the NHS. The project was finally under way!

All that remained was to sort out the equipment and prepare myself physically in alpinism and mentally with a mental coach. 

Mount Everest: The Ascent

On April 5th 2021, I flew to Nepal.

The expedition was led by an expert team of Sherpa guides of the “Ascent Himalaya” agency. Mingmar Sherpa, the team leader, has climbed Mount Everest 20 times and was being filmed by a Canadian film crew for a romanced biography about his life. The film “Everest Dark” should be coming out this year!

On May 11th 2021 at 10am, I reached the summit at 8849m high with the whole team and became the youngest Frenchwoman Everest summiter.

At the summit, I felt so energized by the majesty of the landscape, and at the same time so humble in front of the immensity of nature. And I was concentrated on the two days that awaited me to climb down the mountain in the Death zone…

LIST OF SPORT CHALLENGES

Before 18

Grand Paradis (4060m), glaciers in Vanoise, France

2013

Mount Blanc (4800m, France)

2014

Transjurassienne (cross-country skiing), Paris Marathon

2015

Transvercors (cross-country skiing)

2017

Half Iron Man (Luxembourg), Mont Rose (Switzerland),
Florence Marathon

2018

Lenin Peak (7130m without oxygen, Kyrgyzstan)

2019

Transvercors (cross-country skiing), Half Iron Man (Dijon)
Iron Man of Nice (France)

2021

Everest (8849m)

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