Great Alpinists: Catherine Destivelle
Client: Paris Match
I have known Catherine Destivelle for many years and followed her performances since her debuts 20 years ago, when she won the world championship.
I have witnessed several of her solitary ascents for Paris Match. I even accompanied her to Himalaya, where I had to climb with her in order to take some pictures. She was quite difficult to follow at time, believe me.
We became really good friends over the years. I guess sharing so many wonderful memories helped a little.