EVELYNE BINSACK: The first Swiss woman to summit Everest
on May 23rd, 2001.
Evelyne was a team member of Russell Brice's Himalayan
North Side Expedition in 2001. She celebrated her 34th
birthday on Everest.
She fluent in French and English. She studied to gain part of
license in California.
Evelyne is a certified Swiss Mountain Guide, Certified Ski
licensed helicopter pilot based out of Interlaken, Switzerland.
She is an accomplished technical climber, her favorite
her 3 climbs of the North Face of the Eiger...one in Winter,
where she was
the star of a film documenting her ascent. Other mountain
an expedition to the Karakorum/Pakistan to climb a 6000M peak,
Patagonia in 1996, and various technical climbs in the French
Evelyne is well-known for her technical rock climbing in
after returning from Everest, her nation's inhabitants voted
her the 4th
MOST POPULAR SWISS PERSON (pretty good considering that the
public votes on
everyone~ from politicians to movie stars, musicians, etc.!)
Of course, as
Evelyne says, "mine is a country of people who love the
Everest was Evelyne's first time to high altitude over 8000M
climbed Aconcagua previously)...but according to her teammates
Miller) she climbed brilliantly on summit day, for the most
part climbing by
herself, via Everest's North East Ridge. She also exhibited
returning all the way back down to ABC after reaching the
These days, Evelyne is busy with her guiding, she is trying to
fly as much
as she can (her dream is to be able to buy her own helicopter
one day) and she is on tour with her multi-media story of Everest.
She is planning more big adventures for the future...a woman
to watch in the
next few years....
The women Summiters on Everest