Here’s a great, modern adventure for your weekend Psyche. Even if you’re not a climber or sailor, the scope of this epic, along with the amazing attitude of its participants under often harrowing conditions (being jokingly understated), is something worth reveling in. It’s a very fun way to make whatever you’re up to this weekend, no matter how much it pushes you, seem like it could be worse. Or better, depending on your perspective on type 2 fun.
In this five-part series from Patagonia, climbers Nico Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Seán Villanueva and Ben Ditto ship out for the summer with Captain Bob Shepton on his 33-foot sailboat in search of unclimbed big walls rising out of Greenland’s fjords. The nine first ascents made by the team, and the style in which they were made, garnered them a Piolet d’Or. Don’t miss episode 3, which is an absolute classic. – I thought 2 and 5 were pretty cool, too.