Amandine Revel

I was born in Cluses, I grew up in Haute-Savoie. In life I have two passions: drawing an skiing. So it allows me to have two jobs: Graphic designer and Ski instructor. After some years of travelling, I settled in Thyez with my family.

 

What do you like about BLUE ICE

Working with other passionate people. When you enjoy your job, it has true impact on products and quality.  

 

Your own definition of the word « mountain »

A place of authenticity when you can only be yourself. It’ s also a good excuse to leave your routine and coming back with a lot of inspiration.

 

Your mountain specialty

Skiing! On powder days and when it’s steep.

 

Your best memory in the mountains

The days out with my best friend Thomas and the Couloir des Cosmiques from the top until Chamonix valley.  

 

Your worst memory in the mountains

The injustice of the mountains: leaving the house at three people and coming back alone, after my friends have been taken away by a cornice fall…

 

A mountain ritual

Never without chocolate! It is even better with the altitude.  

 

Your favorite BLUE ICE product

The Choucas harness, so convenient when you have your skis on.

 

Your dream route, the one you’d love to climb one day

I don’t have a dream route, as long as I climb with friends sharing the same values that me. At the top I'm always feeling good.

 

A climber who inspire(d) you

Thomas Emonet, a passionate mountain guide, who left too early but who still inspires me.

Dave Watson (http://k2tracks.com/bio/), alpinist, he skied the K2 and helped me on my first steep skiing trip in the Kashmir region.  

 

Your motto

Happiness shared is happiness doubled.

 

Your secret spot (and why) for…

Rock climbing:  Climbing above the Tasman sea near Paynes Ford in New-Zealand.               

Ski touring: There are so many places! The more intense ones would be Sunshine Peak (4,200m) in India (Kashmir). According to the locals I was the first woman to go skiing on this peak.

Alpinism:  I did not do a lot of alpinism yet, but I loved the Table Ronde ridge at the Aiguille du Tour, Chamonix

Favorite mountain hut:  Centennial Hut on the Franz Joseph glacier in New Zealand. The view on the Tasman sea and the sunset is amazing. 

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