Maxime Sorel, the extreme sailor

Maxime Sorel conquering Everest. Guillaume Vallot

PORTRAIT – The 10th of the last Vendée Globe is waiting for the right weather window to climb to the top of Everest.

His young sailor comrades from the Vendée Globe have chosen to circumnavigate the planet in crews or to race between Brittany and Ireland. He took another option. Much more extreme. Ice cold and slow. Climb Everest, to become the very first sailor to climb to the roof of the world after having circumnavigated it alone on a boat. And, above all, to get out of the beaten track that he loves while highlighting the association Vaincre Cystic fibrosis, of which he is a committed sponsor. To the point of putting, if not his life (though), in any case his courage, to the test…

“Good luck”… This expression, which has become unbearable by dint of being used in all circumstances and situations that are nevertheless normal at work, without risk or particular physical and mental effort, for once fits perfectly with Maxime Sorel’s challenge. Everest and its 8848 meters. The ultimate challenge, the supreme dream for him, for more than six years. When he completed his first Vendée Globe…

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