Boswell Ticks Iluminati (M11+/WI6+)Newsflash

News is trickling in that Greg Boswell has ticked Iluminati in the Vallunga valley, Italy.

No details as yet, but the ascent was made in astonishingly fast time, given that Boswell's Facebook update from Sunday reads:

"Back from Kandersteg on Friday. A masterclass at Sunderland wall on Friday night. Then a lecture after the tooling comp yesterday evening.

Now sitting on the plane on my way to Italy.

Bring it on!!!!"

The five pitch long mixed climb of Iluminati was first climbed by Albert Liechtfried back in 2006 at a grade of M11+/WI6+ and after his first ascent, the top ice climber commented:

"the route for which I had to put more effort in then for any other climb ever before. This mixture of hard mixed-climbing and serious ice-climbing is very demanding. Climbing over the curtain and the last ice pitch is dangerous and serious, the last pitch I don't ever want to climb again. I'm glad everything worked so perfectly."

With this news report are some images of Greg from his recent trip to the ice climbing mecca of Kandersteg in Switzerland.

We hope to bring you more details on Greg Boswell's ascent of Iluminati soon.

Greg on Pink Panther  © Greg Boswell
Greg on Pink Panther
© Greg Boswell, Feb 2012

Greg Boswell at Kandersteg  © Ecosse Images
Greg Boswell at Kandersteg
© Ecosse Images, Feb 2012

Greg Boswell is sponsored by The Mountain Boot Company - which is: Scarpa , Grivel , deuter , Outdoor Research , Ski Trab , Lorpen .

He is also sponsored by Edelrid .

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14 Feb, 2012
Greg is da' man! But someone please tell him to put his helmet back on so he stays that way! Sunshine, icicles and no helmet seems a particularly bad mix.
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