Swiss, French … and Canadian, I was born in Lausanne. I have lived in Geneva for 20 years and began my career in the luxury hotel industry, notably as Sales and Marketing Manager at the Richemond Hotel.
I then worked in the world of cosmetics, at Clarins. Then I ran an event organisation company in the financial sector with my brother.
In the spring of 2019, on April 23, I reached the summit of Annapurna1 (8091m), then on May 15 the Kangchenjunga (8586m), then on July 12 the Gasherbrum I (8068m), giving me the new nickname of “the 88’000 Lady” my eleventh summit over 8000 meters after K2, ShishaPangma, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, Manaslu and Everest.
First Swiss woman and first Canadian to summit K2.
First Swiss, first French and first Canadian woman to summit Annapurna I and Kangchenjunga and to accumulate 11 summits of more than 8000 meters.
Today I dedicate my time between himalayism and lecturing. In realizing my dreams, I try to help women in Nepal and Pakistan to achieve theirs.
As an ambassador for Terre des hommes this year, I am supporting a project in Nepal called “Prayaas”. It helps to improve the chances of survival of pregnant women and newborns through better training of birth attendants in rural areas.