Conferences, debates and meetings

from 14 to 19 june 2022

A Woman’s Touch in Mountaineering

Maison des artistes

Friday 17 June 2022 – 5pm

Women are increasingly present in the high mountains, independently and at the highest level. They are leading, guiding and going on expeditions. This change has taken place over a few years and now the norm of male domination in the mountain environment seems incongruous. Tanya Naville, founder of the ‘Femmes en Montagne’ festival in the company of a few guests from the mountain community to talk about these societal changes.


  • Julia Virat, high mountain guide and navigator
  • Hillary Geradi, ultrarunner and holder of the women’s record for the Chamonix-Zermatt ski-mountaineering crossing
  • Aurélia Lanoe, Aspiring mountain guide and himalayist
  • Francois Marsigny, Guide, head of the mountaineering department at ENSA
  • Luc Thibal, National Technical Director of the FFCAM
  • Anne-Marie Maddalena, academic working on gender issues in mountaineering
  • Led by

    Tanya Naville
  • Duration

    50 minutes
  • Date

    June 17 – 5pm
  • Location

    Maison des artistes

Free entrance

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