/ NEWS: Silvia Vidal: One Month Solo Epic New Route
'Espiadimonis' is 1500m long and graded A4/6b.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67071
wow - some trip that!
Man, that is hardcore!
Here's a little game - place the photo's in order first to last, based upon how strung out she looks!
Epic new route is epic!
No wonder she has got 'the stare'!
Bloody hell, that is amazing. I can't really comprehend it. Congraulations to her!
Mentalist! Fair play to her hardcore self.
Wonder if she's read about Matthew Medway-Gash's epic though, reckon she'd be impressed?
> Mentalist! Fair play to her hardcore self.
Almost as hardcore as Bear Grylls, though I'm sure Bear wouldn't have used any aid.
> Fair play to her hardcore self.
Damn it, that made actually LOL.
Fair play indeed.
Blimey. I think she needs to practice not looking scary in self portraits though.
there's more of her in Asgard Jamming, which is a superb dvd if you havn't seen it yet!
I'd also love to read an interview with her. I can't even wrap my head around it, a month? Solo? Dead impressed.
...after a week trekking through dense jungle, then a week ferrying kit down of the top. Mind blowing.
Theres an interview with her about soloing big walls linked from Alpinists news report of this ascent.
Good idea, I'll give her a ring.
> Good idea, I'll give her a ring.
Can we ask some of the questions? I'd be interested if she prefers solo, or couldn't find a partner with the time and experience she wants?
The last pic of her on a yellow camalot gives me the heebies, fair play to her!
There's an interview of her in Alpinist (part of their Solo Series) which you may find of interest:
Regarding her recent solo in Chile, Alpinist broke the news two weeks ago:
Can you ask what system she uses for soloing please Jack.
Wren/Rock Exotica 'Soloist' device using a continuous loop method if that helps. Apologies if this is teaching egg sucking!
I'd also be interested in what food she had and what treats she looked forward to!
Is that what Silvia uses, or a personal recommendation?
Hey, it's what's shown on Silvia in the second picture of the article (and main picture on the front page) tied in to her harness and clipped to her chest harness.
Ah right. Cheers for that, not familiar with it, I'll have to look up how it works. Thanks mate.
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