Clementine along with Alice Grenier are the founding members of Girls To the Top (GTTT). Clementine and Alice are so excited and enthusiastic about the mountains and mountain culture we were so psyched to get them on the team. We asked Clementine a few question to learn more about GTTT and her own interests.
When did the idea for GTTT first come about?
For instance, I really realized it when one day I was rock climbing with a friend and I told her “you have the level to do this pitch first, go ahead”. My friend was embarrassed because after so many years and routes she didn't know how to fix the belay herself. Starting from this feeling, we fast realised that the mountain community had many girls taking part but lacking self confidence to be leading. We wanted to help change this and open up women's horizons through inspiring and teaching confidence.”
That is amazing, so you started Girls To The Top to help support and grow this confidence of women in the mountain environment, that is really cool. Clementine how long has GTTT been running, where do you see it going in the future?
We really want to keep GTTT simple, our goal is to create links between similar minded girls, and to encourage them to lead. We also want men to be a part of our project, to help us in the same way female athletes and climbers can; through their skills and experiences. It is important to say here that we are not against men in the mountains, sometimes men just have to encourage us or let us take matters into our own hands. We also are working a lot for partnership for our members, such as discounts in some mountain shops, some goodies, some training events and articles by high mountain guides etc..), and affiliation with companies such as Monkey Fist”
This all sounds amazing Clementine, we are very stoked about your project and we will try to get out to one of your Chamonix parties. How can people get involved directly with GTTT, or become a member?
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