Between two « Everest of the Seas » - another name for the Vendée Globe - Maxime Sorel climbed the highest mountain in the world! This Thursday, he reached the summit of Everest, at an altitude of 8,848 metres. Maxime became the first sailor to complete « the two Everest ». Beyond the sporting challenge that this represents, Maxime also set himself this challenge with the intention of experiencing what cystic fibrosis patients suffer from, who lack breath. The aim of his climb was to raise funds for the association « Vaincre la Mucoviscidose », of which he is the national ambassador.
« I am very proud to have accomplished my Double Everest, my dream for « Vaincre la Mucoviscidose » and to show that everything is possible in life. It's done! I have completed a Vendée Globe and climbed Everest. It's a lot of happiness and positive feelings. »