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31.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Consequences: the Petzl RocTrip Creative Onsight film featuring Durif, Favresse, Lachat, Villanueva

The short film Consequences by Jean Louis Wertz and Jan Novak, shot during the Petzl RocTrip 2022 at Manikia in Greece, featuring Sean Villanueva, Nico Favresse, Cedric Lachat and Charlotte Durif. Special guest: Petros Machete.

12.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Petzl Roc Trip kicks off at Manikia in Greece

The international climbing meeting Petzl Roc Trip has kicked off at Manikia in Greece. Exclusive content will be published daily on the online platform for those who cannot physically take part in the event

27.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Slabducation: watch Sean Villanueva and Talo Martin slab climbing at La Pedriza in Spain

The video of Talo Martin and Sean Villanueva slab climbing at La Pedriza in Spain.

12.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Riders on the Storm at Torres del Paine in Patagonia: the 2017 attempt of Brette Harrington, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Drew Smith

The video of Brette Harrington, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Drew Smith in 2017 attempting to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm, the world famous big wall on Torre Central in the Torres del Paine massif in Patagonia.

14.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Silvia Vidal, the Piolets d'Or 2021 Special Mention video

The video portrait of Catalan mountaineer Silvia Vidal who was awarded a Special Mention at the Piolets d'Or 2021 for her outstanding contribution to solo big wall climbing over the last two decades.

03.11.2021 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

East Greenland 2021: 8 new climbs, 7 big walls by Favresse, Jaruta, Villanueva, Wertz

The final report by Nicolas Favresse who this summer with Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Jean-Louis Wertz and Aleksej Jaruta, climbed a series of new routes in the Kangertigtivatsiaq Fjord area of Eastern Greenland

08.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2021 announces awarded ascents, Silvia Vidal receives Special Mention

The 2021 Piolets d'Or awards for alpinism will be awarded in November at Briançon, France, to Pierrick Fine and Symon Welfringer for their ascent of Sani Pakkush and Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn for their ascent of Mount Robson. Catalan climber Silvia Vidal has received a special mention.

21.09.2021 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

More new climbs in Greenland by Favresse, Villanueva, Wertz, Jaruta

The second report by Nicolas Favresse who in the Kangertigtivatsiaq Fjord in Greenland has established another 5 new big walls with Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Jean-Louis Wertz and Aleksej Jaruta.

26.08.2021 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Greenland Siren Tower, report #1 by Favresse, Villanueva, Wertz, Jaruta


Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Jean-Louis Wertz are currently climbing in Greenland with Aleksej Jaruta from Sweden. After having reached the island by sailing boat from France, the team managed to establish the first route up the steep Siren Tower.



23.08.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New big wall climb on Siren Tower in Greenland by Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer

A strong Italian-Swiss-French trio comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach and Symon Welfringer has succeeded in establishing and freeing Forum (840m, 7c) on the remote Siren Tower in Greenland. This major big wall was reached by fair means after kayaking a distance of 170km for 5 days.


30.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

An ordinary day for Nico Favresse

An ordinary day of Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse, for the last 20 years one of the driving forces in the climbing world, seen through the eyes of Jan Novak.

15.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Sean Villanueva make his Moonwalk Traverse in Patagonia

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.

06.04.2021 by Sean Villanueva in Alpinism

Seán Villanueva climbs two new routes on El Mocho in Patagonia


The report by Belgian alpinist Seán Villanueva O’Driscoll who this season has established two new rock climbs on the north face of El Mocho in the Cerro Torre massif in Patagonia: Chalten Sin Clecas (Chalten without tickmarks) with Mecha Rocamora and Chalten sin Chapas” (Chalten without bolts) with Matías Korten.

10.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Seán Villanueva, Jon Griffin climb 'King line' on Fitz Roy in Patagonia

On the south face of Fitz Roy in Patagonia the alpinists Seán Villanueva O’Driscoll and Jonathan Griffin have made the first ascent of La Chaltenense (500m, 7a), a huge offwidth described by the first ascensionists as a 'king line'.

15.02.2021 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Sean Villanueva and the magical Moonwalk Traverse of Fitz Roy skyline solo in Patagonia

Interview with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll after the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia, carried out solo from 5 to 10 February and christened the Moonwalk Traverse by the Belgian mountaineer. This is only the second time that the iconic skyline of Patagonia has been climbed in its entirety in a single push, and the first solo.

12.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Sean Villanueva completes astounding solo of Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll has made a solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia. This is one of the most important climbs ever carried out in Patagonia.

25.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Video: Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva climbing El Flechazo up Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia

The video of the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia, established by Belgian mountaineers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll in February 2020 with two bivouacs.

11.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nicolas Favresse, Sébastien Berthe bike & climb the Alps

Seb Berthe and Nico Favresse are currently on a bike and climbing trip across the Alps. The Belgian climbers have made swift work of Silbergeier and Headless Children in the Rätikon massif and are now cycling towards Wilder Kaiser in Austria.

27.03.2020 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Aguja Poincenot, Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva climb another two routes in Patagonia

Belgian alpinist Nicolas Favresse reports about another two routes climbed with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll on Aguja Poincenot in Patagonia: Beggars Banket (7a, 400m) first ascended on the East Face directly above the Whillans ramp and, on the South Face, the first repeat and first free ascent of Historia interminable (6c, 800m).

19.02.2020 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva climb new route on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia

On Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia Belgian climbers Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll have made the first ascent the mixed climb El Flechazo (850m, 7b, M3, WI5+).

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