Caroline Ciavaldini

Professional mountaineer

Outdoor climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini is a professional mountaineer, who has taken a keen interest since the age of 12, and soon took part in competitions. After winning several gold medals in the indoor World Junior Champion, she turned to outdoor climbing, recording her adventures around the globe in photos and footage on her blog "Once Upon A Climb" with her SO, James Pearson. Constantly on the lookout for under explored mountains, on the move for 9 out of 12 months, she visited over 7 destinations last year.
Nationality: French
Profession: Professional mountaineer
Titles: Bronze medallist in the Kaohsiung World Games in 2009
Climbing World Cup gold medallist in Chamonix in 2011
Distinctive feature: She can scale climbing routes of grade VIII and above
Hobbies: Travelling
Quotable quote: "When I climb a cliff, I pay no heed to grading, climbing is really a game for me."

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