Breathe, You're Alive. From Lhasa to Mount Everest, an Ecological and Spiritual Adventure
Original title: Respire, tu es vivante. De Lhassa à l’Everest, une aventure écologique et spirituelle
The altruistic alpinist who’s cleaning the summits of the Himalayas. – Bouddha News
An inspiring tale – TV5 Monde
An extraordinary ecological and spiritual adventure at the heart of the Himalayas – Anne Greffe, So Sweet Planet
An extraordinary life story – Elisabeth Quin, 28 minutes
Nobody else believed in her, but Marion Chaygneaud-Dupuy achieved the impossible. Initiated by Tibetan Buddhist masters, she spent weeks as a solitary retreatant in caves, exploring her consciousness at an age when others are starting university. At age 20, she settled in Tibet, became a mountain guide, and explored non-separation between human beings and nature. As untamed as a panther at first, her heart gradually opened through contact with other mountain guides and the nomads of the high plateaus. In this book, she bears emotional witness to their efforts to perpetuate their own traditions while coping with a forced march towards modern life. But her story doesn’t stop there.
Marion Chaygneaud-Dupuy describes how she managed to climb Everest three times. An athletic exploit? The author is first and foremost an eco-responsible mountaineer who climbed day and night to develop a high-altitude waste-management model. She explains with enthusiasm how she launched the “Clean Everest” operation to protect Himalayan glaciers, which are currently threatened by global warming. In three years, her operation brought ten tons of waste down from the slopes of Everest. Now, at age 40, she is planning to come back to Europe.
- English translation available