North America, Greenland, West Coast, Upernavik Region, New Rock Routes
Operating from a yacht skippered by 75-year old Bob Shepton, the four-man American-Belgian team of Ben Ditto, brothers Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll climbed four new routes huge sea cliffs in or near Sortehul fjord. Their tour de force was the first ascent of the Impossible Wall, where the 850m line of Devil's Brew (5.12+ or E7 6c), climbed in 10 days, is most likely the hardest major rock climb achieved in West Greenland. The team then moved to the Cape Farewell region for five more new routes. For details see Shepton's feature article in this Journal.