The grande dame of alpinism and the pioneer of the sport climbing movement Catherine Destivelle was awarded the Piolet d’Or for her life’s work. Catherine war in the middle to the end of the decade one of best women in sport climbing, in 1985 she wons the first climbing competition in Baltenonecchia (Italy) and dominate the following years of competitive climbing and she phushed the difficulty limit enormously up on the rock. In 1988, she was the first woman to climb with „Chouca“ route in the Buoux in the grade 8a+. In the early 1990s, Catherine became the alpinism. In 1990 she managed solo the Bonatti pillar on the Aiguille du Dru, which unfortunately no longer exists. In 1991 she first ascented solo the „Destivelle Route“ (VI 5.11b A5, 800 m) on the west wall of the Petit Dru in eleven days. In the two years of the winter solo ascents of the legendary three north views on the Eiger, Grandes-Jorasses and Matterhorn; last on the Bonatti route a masterpiece and the end point of his mountaineering career of the great Italian.