A Short Documentary on Liv Sansov’s Attempt to Climb 82 of Europe’s Highest Peaks in One Year

In 2017, French climber Liv Sansov set out with a very ambitious plan: to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the European Alps. For the better part of a year, Sansov climbed, skied, mountaineered and even base jumped as she worked to complete the challenge. Along the way she ate more than 300 energy bars. She bagged a lot of peaks, but not everything went according to plan.

The 22-minute documentary above is well worth the watch.

Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, and eventually expanded her professional horizons to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.

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