Camille Tournier

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJean Camille•Claret-Tournier
Used nameCamille•Tournier
Born25 December 1900 in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie (FRA)
Died25 September 1974 in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie (FRA)
NOC France


Camille Tournier was mainly famous as a mountaineer and mountain guide. In 1918, he started his training as a porter and six years later he became a licensed guide. In 1944, he was a member of a rope team that made the first ascent of the Aiguille de Midi. Later, he was elected chairman of the Society of Mountain Guides in Chamonix and also of the respective national society. He was an active climber into his 60s and was involved in many mountain rescue operations.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FRA Camille Tournier
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNF