Lise Billon : It was actually Mélissa Le Nevé and Jan Novak’s idea. They wanted to go to Peru together. Mel [Mélissa Le Nevé, editor’s note] and I get on really well, so we wanted to do things together in the mountains. The problem is that we don’t do the same type of climbing at all. She’s a pure rock climber; I’m more a mountaineer. The idea for Peru was to find terrain that suited us both, where we could both have fun. For Jan it was an opportunity to get into mountaineering, by doing some classic peaks, and to take great photos!
“Altitude is not to be sneezed at when you’re not used to it!”
But things didn’t go as planned (she laughs)! We began by heading to the Sphinx [a big wall in the
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