Chloé Graftiaux

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Chloé Graftiaux in Vienna 2010.

Chloé Graftiaux (18 July 1987 in Brussels, Belgium – 21 August 2010 in Courmayeur, Italy) was a Belgian sport climber, who fell to her death on the 3,773-metre (12,379 ft) Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif, aged 23.[1]

In the 2010 season of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, she won Gold at the World Cup events in Vail, United States and Sheffield, United Kingdom and finished third in the overall standings.[2]

She was a multiple lead climbing champion. In January 2010 she won the Ice Master-Worldcup ice climbing in Valle di Daone.[1][3]

On 21 August 2010 she climbed the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey with her climbing partner, Nicolas. While descending the south face of the mountain a boulder came loose. She was not roped up and she fell to her death.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Goodbye Chloé Graftiaux". 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Climbing Worldcup 2010 Standing". International Federation of Sport Climbing. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Markus Bendler la conferma, Chloe Graftiaux la sorpresa, semifinali amare per Herbert Klammer ed Angelika Rainer" (in Italian). Ice Master-Worldcup, Valle di Daone. 2010-01-16. 

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