In parallel Marina Cortês is a high-altitude mountaineer, tackling the world’s 8000m peaks (all in the Himalayas) with the goal of ascending Everest. Her early career as a professional classical ballet dancer gives her a unique perspective on the mountaineering challenges.
Marina Cortês fights categorisation. Her goal is to maximize our potential as human beings. She exploits the collision of the different World’s of Art, Science and Adventuring. She’s a mountaineering ballerina who is also an award-winning cosmologist, shattering conventional notions of time in theoretical physics.
As a Himalayan adventurer, Marina summited the world’s 6th highest peak, Cho-Oyu (8201m).
Marina wrote a text about this experience – “Disrupting the Giant” – that can be read on the pdf below
Now in April 2022 I will climb Everest without supplemental O2!
I bring together the irreversibility of time in theoretical physics with lessons from millennia-old philosophy of the Himalayas:
“Our time is limited, make every *single* second count!’’