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Border Country

Border Country

Aug 16, 2010 August 16, 2010

We love the escape. Sometimes climbing is just climbing, and everything doesn’t need to symbolize anything more. I read that Hemingway said there was no symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea (my all-time favorite book), and that “The old man is an old man. The sea is… Read More

Greenland Vertical Sailing: The Devil’s Brew [Updated]

Greenland Vertical Sailing: The Devil’s Brew [Updated]

By Nico Favresse   |   Jul 29, 2010 July 29, 2010

“Impossible mais possible après tout.” (Impossible but possible after all.) “I’ve been looking at that wall for twelve years, but I’ve never found any team good enough” –Bob Shepton winner of the 2009 Tilman Medal. Editor's note: When last we left the crew of… Read More

Greenland Vertical Sailing: Big Wall Island

Greenland Vertical Sailing: Big Wall Island

By Nico Favresse   |   Jul 16, 2010 July 16, 2010

Earlier we told you about Patagonia ambassadors Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva, and their current climbing trip: Greenland Vertical Sailing 2010. Nico and Sean, along with Olivier Favresse and Ben Ditto have stowed aboard Captain Bob Shepton's boat to sail the west… Read More

Vikings of the Vertical Set Sail for Greenland’s Big Walls

Vikings of the Vertical Set Sail for Greenland’s Big Walls

By Nico Favresse   |   Jul 1, 2010 July 1, 2010

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassadors Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, together with Nico’s brother Olivier, photographer Ben Ditto, and Bob Shepton (their esteemed sailboat captain) set off on their big summer expedition just over a week ago. You can find regular updates on… Read More

The One Move I Couldn’t Do

The One Move I Couldn’t Do

By Nico Favresse   |   Jun 3, 2010 June 3, 2010

Patagonia Climbing ambassador Nico Favresse headed to Baffin last year with fellow ambassador Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll to see what they could see – maybe climb a few things. They returned with killer images and a sack full of first ascents and notable repeats of huge granite… Read More

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