Marion Poitevin

Marion Poitevin, 31, is as enthusiastic as she is passionate about the mountains and overcoming challenges. Her exciting and unique career is a result of breaking through gender stereotypes, working in what some consider “man-only environments”, while carving the path for other women.

She was the first female to join the 8 athletes of the elite French Army Mountaineering Team. As a high mountain guide, she was the first female instructor for the mountain division of the French army and the first female to join the French police mountain rescue team.

In addition to exploring her ‘home-mountains’, the French Alps, she participated in several expeditions in the Himalayas, Antarctica, Canada and China. She led a female ski expedition to Baffin Island. With her friend and paraplegic climber Vanessa and other outstanding French climbers, she climbed a big wall in Yosemite National Park, USA.

Her latest creation, challenge, and passion is “Lead the Climb”, which is a program dedicated to women’s leadership mountain courses.