27 Apr Vertical sailing: all the videos
n this five-part series, winners of 2011 Piolet d’or 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. .
In the 1stepisode, the Wild Bunch spends a mosquito-filled night waiting for their captain and boat, the Dodo’s Delight, to arrive.
In the 2nd, they tackle the unclimbed Impossible Wall.
In the 3rd the Wild Bunch take Captain Bob Shepton (age 75) on his first climb in 35 years — and it happens to be a 1,500-foot first ascent.
In a full and varied life, Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines officer, a full time youth leader down the east end of London and Kilburn, and Chaplain to two schools. Since retiring, he has tended to leave the pulpit for the cockpit of his yacht, ‘Dodo’s Delight’.
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