EXPERIENCE EXPLORATION
  Humans have always been driven by curiosity and fed by an innate need to explore.
     There is an allure in the pursuit of the unknown.
        NEVER STOP EXPLORING.
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Hervè Barmasse – “Not So Far”  Movie Trailer

Hervè Barmasse – “Not So Far” Movie Trailer

In 2011, Hervé Barmasse chose the three most important mountains of his home in Italy’s Aosta Valley—Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc); Monte Rosa; and Monte Cervino (the Matterhorn)—upon which to create three new routes. The three peaks, not coincidentally, are the highest...
Exploring The Alps: New Route Opened on the Monte Rosa

Exploring The Alps: New Route Opened on the Monte Rosa

The North Face® Athlete 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 Monte Rosa (4,634m) is the highest mountain of Switzerland, the second...
Exploring The Alps: the way up and the way down

Exploring The Alps: the way up and the way down

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. They made their way to the summit in wintery conditions to enjoy a spectacular...
Exploring The Alps: The Ascent of Mont Blanc

Exploring The Alps: The Ascent of Mont Blanc

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. Christening the route “La Classica Moderna”, The...
Exploring The Alps: On the way to Mont Blanc

Exploring The Alps: On the way to Mont Blanc

After opening a new route, solo, on the south-east face of Matterhorn, The North Face® Athlete Hervé Barmasse is getting ready for stage two of his project: Exploring the Alps. This time, together with The North Face® Athletes Iker and Eneko Pou, he will explore Mont...
Exploring the Alps: The Solo Ascent Of Matterhorn-Cervino

Exploring the Alps: The Solo Ascent Of Matterhorn-Cervino

On The 8th of April, 2011, The North face® athlete, Hervé Barmasse successfully opened a new route on the Italian face of the Matterhorn-Cervino during a solo climb in original alpine style by Italian mountaineer. Taking a previously un-climbed route via the Picco...