Before she tackles her daring climbs, Catherine Destivelle carefully prepares her equipment. As she has to face the most extreme situations, she has very demanding requirements. For many years she has worked as a technical advisor for manufacturers of climbing and outdoor equipment, helping the development of quality products including : climbing boots, hiking and mountaineering boots, socks, technical clothes, ice axes, crampons, ropes, helmets, harnesses and sportswear.

She likes to have long-lasting partnerships, and is a faithful collaborator of Poivre Blanc, Lafuma, Grivel, Julbo, Boreal, Rywan and Le Vieux Campeur.

Furthermore, for specific projects, she establishes partnerships with companies wich are intersted by her image for the internal or external promotion of their activities. Her past partners have been Whirlpool, Neutrogena, Volvic, le Groupe Bourgoin, DuPont de Nemours, Fuji Films France, etc.