Christine Janin, 34 years old, has a degree in medicine and has one of the most important female figures in European alpinism. She was the first french woman to conquer an eight thousand and in the eighties she made a number of important mountaineering and sports climbs. In 1985 she conquered Annapurna; in 1986 she cycled for a thousand k, on a mountain bike, from Kathmandu to Lhasa; in 1987 she conquered Kilimanjaro and descended on a parapente; in 1988 she descended the torrents on Baffin island in a kayak and climbed the frozen waterfalls; in 1988 she went to Asia again where she crossed Mongolia on a mountain bike in the steps of Gengis Kahn. She has taken part in several edition on the Mont Blanc sky alpinism rally. In 1990 she conquered Everest. The film is a profile of this alpinist and, at the same time, her biography which includes her childhood. In particular it was made during the expedition to Everest.
Bernard Germain graduated from the Paris Sorbonne University; he is a mountain guide. He runs La Montagne et l'Alpinisme, the magazine of the French Alpine Club. He has made several films which have influenced mountain cinema, including Annapurna - 1.er 8000 à ski, Un pic pour Lénin, Le concerto d'Alaska, winning the City of Trento Grand Prize in 1983, and Désire d'Everest, which won the Golden Gentian for Best Mountaineering Film in 1991.