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Stéphanie Bodet's Ambassador Profile

Stéphanie Bodet
Rock Climbing Ambassador


Gap, France


Sigoyer, France
For Stéphanie, climbing is a poetic expression. When she’s on a wall, she loves to live outside of time, in the moment. “One can be more attentive to the minute, to the details,” she says. “I can stand on the infinitely small surrounded by the infinitely big.” When she’s not traveling, Stéphanie loves to write from her basecamp near the base of Ceüse, France.

Career Highlights

  • Winner of the UIAA World Cup Bouldering competition in Chamonix, France, 1999
  • Gold medal winner of the X-Games women’s bouldering competition in 1999
  • Ascent of the bouldering problem Nutsa, Rocklands, South Africa
  • Onsight ascent of Dis moi qui tu hais (8a+), and an ascent of Le Nabab (8b+), Saint Léger, France
  • Ascent of Eternal Flame (7a+ A1), Nameless Tower, Trango Towers, Pakistan
  • Second ascent of Rainbow Jambaîa (900m, 8a), Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Free ascent of Free Rider (1200m 5.12d), El Capitan, Yosemite, California
  • First ascent of Babel (800m, 7c+), Taghia Gorge, Morocco
  • First ascent of Tough Enough (400m, 8b+), Tsaranoro Valley, Madagascar
  • First ascent of Octogenese (300m, 8a+) and Delicatessen (150m 8b), in Bavella, Corsica, France
  • First ascent of Lost in Translation (150m, 8a), Getu China
  • Ascent of Vicky el Vikingo (8b), La Pedriza, Spain
  • Co-Author of the climbing book Parois de Légende
  • Author of the climbing book Salto Angel
  • Appeared in the films Lotus Flower Petzl, Amazonian Vertigo, Autour de Babel, Tough Enough, Grand Libre au Grand Cap, Black Bean and J’ai demandé la lune au rocher
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