The first wears a distinctive handlebar mustache, the second a sly smile. They aren’t twins, and some people still have a hard time remembering their names because they’re known to everyone as “the Ladevant brothers.”
Tristan is 24 years old, Louna 21. Originally from the valley of Barcelonnette (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), they’ve lived since childhood in harmony with the elements, thanks in part to their mother, who introduced the two boys to an outdoor lifestyle. School was at home, in the woods, on the slopes of the mountains where the génépi grows and where the chamois proudly graze. Sports started early, too. First skiing and basketball, then climbing. The vertical dimension is something they discovered almost by chance, after their move to Grenoble. A game, made up of elusive holds, which came so easily to them that in a short time the two found themselves climbing dramatically higher grades. The next step took them to the world of ice climbing, where they’ve reached the highest international levels. For them, the mountains are competition, when they attach a number, but they’re also adventure — one that begins by simply going out the front door. Biking, mountaineering, climbing, and paragliding are just some of the many activities that the two brothers engage in today. The only rule they’ve imposed on themselves? Always give your best, while having fun! Enjoy the mountains and the natural environment. Exert yourself and push yourself to the extreme in the continuous search for improvement, remembering how lucky you are to be able to live your life at full throttle, with fresh air on your face and the sun warming your skin.