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Sean Villanueva on the summit of Aguja Guillaumet during the Moonwalk Traverse of the Fitz Roy skyline in Patagonia
Photo by Sean Villanueva
The Moonwalk Traverse in Patagonia, climbed solo by Sean Villanueva from 5 - 10 February 2021
Photo by Rolando Garibotti / Patagonia Vertical
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Watch Sean Villanueva make his Moonwalk Traverse in Patagonia

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A first video of Belgian mountaineer Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll making his solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia from 5 - 10 February 2021, which he dubbed the Moonwalk Traverse.

Two months after the historic first solo traverse of the Fitz Roy skyline in Patagonia carried out by Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, here’s the first footage of the Belgian on his "nice little alpine hike."

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