This film shows live the three climbing adventures: the left pillard of Brouillard, the South-East face of the Gnifetti Top and, finally, the Muzio Peak of the Cervino, where Hervé faces high risks and difficulties on his own. The three adventures are all exceptional for their locations, their long distances and for the spirit which characterizes them
FOR MAXIMUM ELEVATION AT A MINIMAL WEIGHT
1. MATTERHORN – CERVINO 4478 MT. 08.04.2011
The challenge: Open a new route on the Italian face in a solo climb
Terrain: mixed, ice and rocks
2. MOUNT BLANC – 4810 MT. 01.08.2011
The challenge: Open a new route together with The North Face athletes Iker and Eneko Pou.
3. MONTE ROSA – 4634 MT. 30.09.2011
The challenge: Open a new route together with Marco Barmasse (Hervé’s father)
Terrain: mixed with ice and rocks
Today, as well as in the past, this goal can be achieved by preserving fundamental characteristics of classic climbing such as risk, uncertainty, exposure and ability to climb any kind of terrain: ice, rock and mixed.
What I have learned from these three ascents, is that what really counts is not which mountain we decide to climb, its height or its technical difficulties, but the way we face the challenge, the emotions and feelings that these experiences may give us, the same unique emotions that tomorrow will guide me again to another expedition."
Openers: Hervé Barmasse and Marco Barmasse on September 30th, 2011
Area of the route: Monte Rosa South-East face, Valle d’Aosta, Italy
After the approach and a bivouac at the “bivacco Giordano” Hervé and Marco Barmasse started their new route from the 3,800m of “pianoro Hellermann” topping out on the evening of the same day at 4,500m
The North Face® Athletes Hervé Barmasse opened a new route on the South-East face of the Monte Rosa, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, with a very special partner, his father Marco, on 30th September 2011.
The North Face® Athletes Hervé Barmasse, Iker and Eneko Pou made the new route, 11 pitches on the Brouillard left pillar, on the Italian face of the Mont Blanc on the 1st of August 2011.
In this second trilogy of Exploring The Alps, The North Face® Athletes Hervé Barmasse, Iker and Eneko Pou, successfully opened a new route on the Italian face of the Mont Blanc on the 1st of August 2011.