Breaking Gender Barriers In The World Of Alpinism

Marion Poitevin has three rules for success that have led her to break many barriers for women in high mountain professions in France. Her entertaining personal story of triumph is an inspiration. Marion is as enthusiastic as she is passionate about the mountains and overcoming challenges. Her unique career is a result of breaking through gender barriers, working in what some consider ‘man-only’ environments, while blazing a path for other women to follow. After being the first woman in the mountaineering teams of the French army and police, she has gone on to participate in mountain expeditions on nearly every continent and continues to inspire and encourage women to take a leading role in the mountains.