Keyword: Sean Villanueva
Last winter in Patagonia, a strong rope team attracted attention: crack specialist Pete Whittaker and Patagonia veteran Sean Villanueva. During their time together, the duo managed, among other things, to wring a first free ascent from two hard crack lines.
In mid-January, Facundo Saubidet, Jeremías Castaña and Santiago Scavolini opened a new route on the west face of Guillaumet: Anda pa'alla. At the beginning of the week, Pete Whittaker and Sean Villanueva managed to complete the 500-meter line with difficulties up to 8a and to climb completely free for the first time.
Pete Whittaker and Sean Villanueva are repeating the Yacaré route (550m, 7a+) opened by Pedro and Tomás Odell earlier this month on the Aguja Rafael Juarez in Patagonia. The British-Belgian rope team managed to free climb all rope lengths for the first time.
The trio Silvan Schüpbach, Matteo Della Bordella and Symon Welfringer manages the second ascent of the Siren Tower on the new Forum line (840m, 7c).
On Thursday, June 10th, at 19:00 pm, Patagonia is hosting a screening of Moonwalking, a short film that gives a behind-the-scenes look at Sean Villaneuva's first complete solo traverse of the Fitz Roy massif in Patagonia.
At the beginning of February, the Belgian Sean Villanueva achieved the ultimate alpine success: He climbed the Fitz Roy Traverse single-handedly. As part of the news show BETA from Actiontalk TV, we talk to Seam about the most delicate moments of the endeavor and how he knew what to do.
Sean Villanueva and Jon Griffin climb El Chaltenense, arguably the longest and most sustained off-width route in the world.
At the beginning of February the Belgian Simon Lorenzi climbed the second 9a boulder in the world: Soudain Seul. In an exclusive interview with Actiontalk TV, he reveals which tricks he had to use to crack the demanding boulder.
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