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How Does Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Make the Solo, Reverse Fitz Traverse Look This Fun?

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Over five days in February 2021, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll completed the first solo traverse of the Fitz Roy massif in Patagonia. He set out on February 5th with borrowed gear, a borrowed rope, and a few essentials—including his tin whistle—to accomplish what is now being called one of the most impressive climbs ever done in Patagonia.

With a nod to the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold from the north end of the massif to south in 2014, Sean called his south-to-north route The Moonwalk Traverse. Sean captured his celebration of every peak (and his 40th birthday) and somehow manages to make something so daunting and impressive look pretty darn fun.