René Desmaison

René Desmaison (April 14, 1930, Bourdeilles, Dordogne September 28, 2007) was a veteran French mountaineer, climber and alpinist.[1]

Desmaison had climbed more than 1,000 mountains since the 1950s.[1] He made the first ascent of 114 previously unclimbed mountains throughout the Andes, Alps and Himalayas[1] in his 40-year climbing career.[2] He is also credited with creating several new winter routes in the Alps.[1]

René Desmaison died on September 28, 2007, at La Timone Hospital in Marseille, France. He was 77 years old.[1]


  1. "Veteran French mountaineer Rene Desmaison dead". France 24. AFP. 28 September 2007. Archived from the original on 4 February 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2007.
  2. "Rene Desmaison". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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