With Sophie Lavaud, Sept Finance celebrates International Women’s Day.

Today, women are being celebrated across the world. What could be a better way to do that than by introducing Sophie Lavaud whom we are sponsoring this year!

DSC09041_sophie_lavaud_portrait photo @BertrandCarlierPhoto

Sophie has already honoured the female gender by being the first Swiss woman to climb K2 in 2018 and the first Swiss and French woman to reach the summit of Annapurna I and Kangchenjunga. She has over time become a somewhat extraordinary collector: to have reached all peaks that reach above 8’000 meters!

Her target for this year?  To complete her “collection” and climb the last four summits of the highest mountains in the world.

For her, an athletic achievement is not the only goal. Alongside each of her expeditions, she undertakes humanitarian actions for Terre des Homme, an organization for which she has been an ambassador since 2019.

Her next expedition, called “Women who Dare”, will be at the Dhaulagiri. Most of the participants will be women, and the event will support the project “Prayaas” in Nepal, which works to improve chances of survival for pregnant women and newborn children through better education and training of midwives in rural areas.

Sophie et Prayaas




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With Sophie Lavaud, Sept Finance manages to reach new peaks.

To most of us, the names Annapurna, Everest, or K2 evoke strong emotions. We have all seen reports or documentaries depicting the scaling of these famous mountains of the Himalayas.

It is quite another thing however, to imagine actually climbing them some day.

And that is precisely what Sophie Lavaud did. She is an accomplished Alpine and Himalayan mountaineer who we at Sept Finance now have the honour to sponsor and accompany in a special challenge she has taken up for 2021: to climb four peaks of more than 8’000 meters (of which she has already reached ten), and thus to join the only 43 men and women in the world who have succeeded in that endeavour.

We are very pleased to have the privilege to live this adventure with Sophie Lavaud, and we wish her that this year will bring her the excitement of accomplishing that great challenge with success.

Sommet AmaDablam 6812m photo @DawaSangaySherpa



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Press speaks about it

Two local publications,  La Tribune de Genève and 24 heures, included in their latest supplement “Focus” an interview with two Partners of Sept Finance SA.
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