PlayAlpinismo films free of charge: Asgard Jamming. The adventure of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Olivier Favresse, Stephane Hanssens and Silvia Vidal on Mount Asgard (Baffin Island) is an ode to happiness, climbing and discovery. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.
The final report by Nicolas Favresse about the recent two-month climbing trip to Baffin Island, together with Sean Villanueva, Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera that resulted in a series of new, long and difficult trad routes.
In mid-May French rock climber Caroline Ciavaldini made a rare ascent of Turkey Crack, an 8a trad climb at Cadarese. This is the story of her rare ascent.
More news from the Italian-Belgian team comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Luca Schiera, Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva currently climbing on Baffin Island. The climbers have forged a further two new routes in Stewart valley and the Ragni di Lecco alpinists are now returning.
Updates directly from the Italian-Belgian team comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Luca Schiera, Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva currently climbing on Baffin Island. After having established a new big wall up Great Sail Peak (1,615m), the expedition has added a further two new routes to the Stewart valley.
An international expedition of alpinists comprised of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera currently operating on Baffin Island have established a new, near 1000m route up Great Sail Peak, Stewart Valley.
From 13 to 15 May 2016 Austria’s Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the 1980’s climbing festival with special guests Hans Kammerlander, Klemen Premrl, Sean Villanueva, Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse and Bob Shepton.
Piolets d'Or 2016: Wojciech Kurtyka to receive Piolet d'Or Carrière and the 'big list' of elite alpinism
52 climbs carried out in 2015 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolets d'Or, the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave - La Meije in France. During the 24th edition, Polish mountaineer Wojciech Kurtyka will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.
Andrea Polo, Gabriele Gorobey and Carlo Giuliberti retrace this September’s first free ascent of Never the Same up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar. The three were accompanied by Marco Sterni who, in 1998, had made the first ascent of this multi-pitch rock climb together with Rolando Larcher and Erik Svab.
British rock climbers Pete Whittaker and Dan McManus have made the first repeat of The Secret Passage, the 5.13c (8a+) climb on El Capitan established ground-up in 2008 by Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva.
In August 2015 in Madagascar's Tsaranoro massif Sean Villanueva made the first ascent of Fire in the Belly (8a+, 700m) on Tsaranoro Atsimo together with Siebe Vanhee. In September Villanueva teamed up with Rakotomalala Herynony Samuel to make the first ascent of the hitherto untouched Angavoa wall via the new route Mahagaga, (7c+, 250m). The report by Villanueva.
The video of Belgian alpinist Sean Villanueva documenting the so-called ‘International Olympic Games of Campo Bridwell’, held below Cerro Torre in Patagonia in 2006.
The video of the seocnd and third free ascent of the Sifuentes - Monti route at Frey, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.
From 22 to 24 May 2015 Austria’s Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed 80s with special guests Steve House, Angelika Rainer and Sean Villanueva.
The video dedicated to Dodo's Delight, the sailing boat skippered by Bob Shepton that in summer 2014 took Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva on their climbing exploration to Greenland and Baffin Island.
58 ascents carried out in 2014 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolets d'Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 9 - 12 April, 2015 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
The final report by Nicolas Favresse about the Greenland 2014 expedition, carried out together with Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva. This final update includes the exploration at Gibbs Fjord, Baffin Island
The second dispatch from Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva about their Greenland 2014 expedition.
Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva report about their first climbs and the start to their Greenland & Baffin Island expedition.
Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva to explore Greenland's big walls once again
Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva are about to set off on a 2 - 3 month sailing and climbing trip to explore the coastline of Greenland and Baffin Island.