Sara Berthelot

Having adopted Savoie as her home, Sara has always had a passion for the mountains. She learnt how to overcome her fear of heights and conquer the highest peaks.
She arrived in Chamonix in 2002 and has been there ever since. Here she discovered the delights of the high mountains and the joy of exploring unknown territory, while continuing to work as a chemist.

Today, she shares her love of mountains by working as both a high mountain guide and a Quechua technical partner.
Her work as a guide allows Sara to test and develop a variety of products, especially the Bionnassay range, as well as Hélium technical underwear.

My philosophy

Success is not in the result but in the fact of living in the present moment in happiness and to the best of our ability. I consider myself a "transporter" who helps people discover the power and beauty of the mountain while giving the best of themselves to realise their dreams.

What I like about my expeditions

What I like the most is to be in the middle of totally natural barren landscapes, observing what nature has to teach me and sharing it with others who feel the same.

My best memory

It’s hard to choose just one memory in particular; each of my expeditions is a source of magic.Whether it’s the memory of a sunset from the top of a ridge or discovering a magnificent refuge, every moment in the mountains is unforgettable.

Objective 2014

This year, Sara’s main aim is to take part in ski raids, especially those on the Dent d’Hérens and Mountet.Main expeditions 2013: La Meije crossing 1998: Expedition to Pakistan (Solu Tower, Biafo Glacier)

2012: Crossing the Weisshorn (Switzerland) 2010: Saas-Fee – Chamonix crossing
2012: Expeditions in the Haut Vallais, Switzerland
2011: Chamonix – Zermatt crossing
2011: Oberland raid

Sara has also made the ascent of several peaks in the Alps massif, including:

- The Petites Jorasses by the south-east ridge
- The Droites by Jackson/ Ginat
- The Courtes by the Swiss route
- The Aiguille Verte by the garden ridge and the unnamed ridge
- Argentière by the garden ridge
- The Charmoz – Grepon traverse
- The traverse of Les Drus.
- The Grand Capucin via the Swiss route, o sole mio and the echo of the mountain pastures
- Mont Maudit by the Kuffner ridge.- Mont Blanc du Tacul by the devil’s ridge, the Gabarrou-Albinoni chute and the Gervasutti Pillar.- the Aiguilles noire et blanche de Peuterey.

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