Tristan and Louna Ladevant
Two of the young guns and up and coming talents of the climbing world! The Ladevant brothers live for climbing. Whether in the gym, on the walls of a World Cup venue or climbing in their beloved Alps, they are inseparable.
Almost three years divide older brother Tristan, 20, and Louna, 17. In their two full seasons on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, the French pair have climbed with energy and panache, demonstrated considerable potential and progress and become an integral part of the ice climbing circuit.
Another factor which makes them stand out are their skills in both ice climbing disciplines – lead and speed. Competition ice climbing is currently a big part of their lives. However, it is only a small step in their journey to becoming mountain professionals, one facet of their passion for the mountains. They are currently graduating as ski teachers with the ambition to one day become mountain guides.
It was a journey which started in the same manner as many others for those born in the shadow of mountain ranges. The brothers commenced rock climbing with friends, before making more ambitious mountaineering excursions and taking up recreational ice climbing, mainly on their beloved Tete de Gramusat near their base in Briançon.
Meet the brothers on the Basecamp stage in interview with Liam Lonsdale or on the Mountain Hardwear stand in the same venue.