JULIA VIRAT

MOUNTAIN GUIDE

JULIA

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I grew up far from the mountains, far from imagining what my life would soon be like ...

 

At the age of 17, the first symptoms appeared : I left without hesitation my studies in foreign languages and settled in Briançon (french southern Alps) to indulge my passion for snowboarding.

I could spend an endless winter for several years : winters in the Alps and summers in the southern hemisphere.

 

The virus spreads and an evident taste for the great outdoors made me become an hiking guide.

For ten years, I spend my summers bringing groups to discover the most beautiful walks around the Ecrins Mountains.

 

During that time, I discovered mountaineering and a new flame was lighted in my eyes.

Quickly, I was diagnosed with a severe passion for alpinism.

 

Since then, I've never stopped dreaming of ascents of all kinds, and I've organized my daily life to try to achieve a large part of them.

I've learned to appreciate the way up on the mountain as much as the friend I am sharing it with.

Ten years hiking with groups on trails and a great desire to go ever higher got me to train for the High Mountain Guide certification.

 

Today I naturally want to offer you to share this path with me, the one that sometimes leads to a summit admiring how broad is the horizon, the one that often brings us back to something pure and simple, like the essential.

 

My head is full of memories and projects, I would love to take you sharing one of them.

But I would also be glad to help you realize yours ...

 

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Indian Creek (Utah, USA)

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Piz Badile (Switzerland)

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Piz Badile (Switzerland)

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Champsaur

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