Sophie Lavaud : 8000 collector

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After three unsuccessful attempts, Sophie Lavaud finally reached the summit of Dhaulagiri last autumn, thereby becoming the first Frenchwoman to climb twelve 8,000-m peaks. She has only two left to do, Lhotse and Nanga Parbat.

Or three, to be more precise, as she did not go to Shishapangma’s highest peak.

Age : 53 
Country : France & Switzerland