Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll - Festiwal Górski 2019 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 24rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2019 edition will be held from the 19th to 22nd of September. Piolets d’Or 2019 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll

Belgium climber, specialising in big wall free climbing. He has already climbed in Yosemite, Patagonia, Pakistan, Baffin Island and Greenland. His goals in life are : to meet, to share, to inspire. He emphasizes the importance of respecting the rock, the mountains and nature.
Major ascents:
Patagonia
El Corazon 7b, 1000 m, OS, Fitz Roy
South African Route 5.12c/7b+, 1200 m, RP, Torre Central del Paine
Riders in the storm VII, 7c, A2, 1200 m, RP, Torre Central del Paine
El Capitan, Yosemite
Secret Passage 5.13c R, 15 pitches, RP, new route
Freerider 5.12d, 1000 m, RP
Pakistan, Characusa Valley
Badal 7c, 1300 m, RP, virgin Badal Wall, K7 West
Ledgeway to Heaven 7b+, 1300 m, RP, Nafees Khup, K7 Central
Ski Track 7a, 600 m., RP, Iqbal Wall

Baffin Island
Chocolate boomerang 5.11, 700 m, OS, new route, Tirokwa wall,
The Belgarian 5.13 A1, 850 m, RP, Mt. Asgard,
Whisky Gonzales 5.11, 1200 m, OS, new route, Mt. Asgard,

West Coast of Greenland, virgin big walls, 2010:
• Red Chili Crackers 5.12- R, 350 m, Red Wall,
• Brown Ball, 5.12-, 400 m, Brown Balls Wall
• The Devil’s Brew 5.12+, 850 m, Impossible Wall
• Corned Beef 5.11, 450 m, Shepton Spire
• Never Again 5.10, 500 m, Angnikitsoq
• Chloe 5.11+, 550 m, Angegoq Tower
Appeared in films: “Pakistan Project” about first ascents in Characusa Valley, Karakorum (Pakistan, “Asgard Jamming”, an award-winning film about an expedition to Mount Asgard, Baffin Island (Canada), “Vertical Sailing Groënland “, 2011. In 2016 he directed Adventures of the Dodo.
Sean is also known for his musical talent, he takes his thin whistle to every trip.