Lise Billon was born and raised in La Droma, Auvernia-Ródano-Alpes, France. Her parents were keen climbers but, initially, Lise preferred playing handball. Later, however, she developed her own love for climbing, in particular Alpinism, and has travelled the world searching for the most beautiful big walls and majestic mountains. In her free time Lise enjoys reading science fiction books, card playing tournaments, and trying to make the world a better place… by planning the next French revolution with her friends... In 2016 Lise won the coveted Piolet d’Or for her first ascent of ‘Hasta las webas’ (1000m ED) on Cerro Riso Patron, Patagonia. She is a certified mountain guide and works for the Compagnie des guides de Chamonix.