Marina Cortês



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.

Yak in Tengboche, Nepal, 4,100m altitude, Mount Everest behind Border India-Tibet, 2013
Family at Leh, India, 3,500m – Andrew, Marina, Dawa e Kylo, 2019

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!’’

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Summit Stok Kangri (6,145m) Karakoram mountain range India
August 2013


up: Climbing with Husband 6.145m altitude
down: Annapurna a good day

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