08 Dec 2011


QUÉBEC CITY, December 6, 2011 – Assurance, taxation and consulting Firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is proud to mark the extraordinary achievement of one of its own, Véronique Denys, Tax Manager, in the Firm’s Québec City office: she has become the first Quebec woman to complete the Seven Summits challenge.

As she arrived at the peak of Vinson Massif (at 4,892 metres) in Antarctica on November 26, Véronique Denys became the first Quebec woman to scale to the highest mountain tops on each of the seven continents, an international challenge that is the ultimate objective of the world’s greatest mountaineers.

“I would like to thank those who helped me follow my passion and realize and surpass myself as an individual. The contributions and encouragement of each and everyone one of you allowed me to take on every challenge I met with and make my dream come true”, said an emotional Véronique Denys.

A true source of inspiration

Véronique Denys returned to work this morning at the Québec City office to warm applause from proud colleagues who all made a point of congratulating her.

“Véronique deserves our complete admiration for this feat, and we are proud to work with such an exceptional woman. Her outstanding resolve is without a doubt a source of inspiration for all of the Firm’s partners and employees through her determination, discipline and perseverance,” stated Jean Robillard, President and CEO.

Last May, Véronique Denys climbed to the top of Mount Everest in Asia, the highest summit in the world (8,848 metres); she is only the third Quebec woman to have done so. Since then, she also reached the summit of Carstenz Pyramid (4,884 metres) in Oceania. Previously, she scaled to the top of Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2004 (5,892 metres), Elbrus in Europe in 2006 (5,642 metres), Aconcagua in South America in 2008 (6,962 metres), as well as Mount McKinley in North America in 2009 (6,194 metres).

“Véronique has something to be very proud of, not only because of her extraordinary accomplishment, but also because she has demonstrated to the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network and Quebec as a whole the importance of believing in yourself and being determined to follow your dreams and passions to the end,” remarked Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting and recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes its success to over 2,000 employees, including more than 225 Partners in over 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. The scope of its network makes it a leader in its business segment. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Source: Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Director, Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 418-647-6635 Cell.: 418-955-3792
Email: dugre.carole-anne@rcgt.com