Woman Paraplegic Climbs El Cap

My name is Vanessa François. I left Belgium ten years ago to Chamonix to live my passion of mountaineering. Since then, I’ve been browsing the Mont Blanc massif.

I realised the 1st female ascent of the route Manitua in the famous north face of the Grandes Jorasses. As well as many others wild and committed routes. Attracted by distant lands, I took part to several himalayen expeditions. Through alpinism, I found a way to express myself, a state of mind, to learn about trusting each other in a land of beauty. This alchemy help me to surpass myself.

I was about to be ready to become a High Mountain Guide when a huge snow block hit my back. Since then, I’m paraplegic. It quickly became obvious that my passion for the mountain was still the same. My dreams, my desires for elevation are still there and I’m not the kind who dream his life…

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Women Paraplegic Climbs El Cap

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  1. jacques Oct 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm #


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