Christophe Dumarest

April 2011

“You have to organise the November talk with Christophe Dumarest!”, shouted my then boss.  Wow! The super handsome French mountaineer?  That’s cool!

Nearer the time, I expect to find a snotty ego.  Christophe is, in fact,  quite the opposite. A gentle soul with a strong mind.  I will never tire of showing my admiration for people like him. All his outstanding accomplishments are amply shown on his website www.christophedumarest.com

[By the way, I did the English translation of this site!]

Christophe is eager to share his experiences and has a sound presence on the stage. The showing of La voie Bonatti in Lecco is welcomed with big rounds of applause. Bonatti is a hero for many of us.

Here is the trailer of the film by Bruno Peyronnet http://www.christophedumarest.com/en/dvd_la_voie_bonatti.php

Below is Christophe with me, Luca Calvi, the translator for the night and Giovanni Pomi of the Gamma Group.

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Christophe appears in an interview written by me, which featured in the 2012 edition of UP, the yearly review published by Versante Sud.

Check the website for a pdf of the magazine http://www.versantesud.it/italiano/dettaglio_annuario.asp?id=336

Pictures by Marc Daviet www.marcdaviet.com and Pascal Tournaire http://www.pascal-tournaire.com among others

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April 2012   – The first edition of the Alagna Mountain Festival!

Co-organised by Roberto Veggi and myself.

The small Teatro dell’Unione Alagnese is heaving, buzzing with people, some disappointed because they cannot get in. And so back in my valley, I am quite excited to introduce Christophe and be his interpreter. He’s here to promote La voie Bonatti. He shows great humanity and a humble attitude towards life, which is not always easily found these days.

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La voie is then shown in film festivals the world over, from Trento (Premio del Pubblico and Genziana d’Argento), to Banff and Tegernsee, Autrans to Graz, Sestriere to Milan.

Below is a picture of me at the Cervino Cine Mountain in Cervinia, talking with festival organiser Luca Bich before the screening, August 2012.

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