While waiting to attack 9c “Silence”, the hardest route in the world, the Turinese completes some sections
Spectacular Stefano Ghisolfi in Norway: the blue climber has in fact decided to spend a month between August and September in Flatanger, a paradise among the fjords where Silence is located, the most difficult route in the world. This was announced by the agency of the blue climber of the Fiamme Oro, Eis, with a note.
“With the intention of exploring this legendary climb and studying the moves to try to finish it next year, Ghisolfi has gone beyond all expectations and has already managed to complete some parts individually. A small feat for the Turin-born, considering that Silence is the only 9c in the world and was only freed in the past by Adam Ondra in 2017.
In the company of Ondra, Stefano faced these days in Norway to emulate the companion of many races and climbs. And if Silence has to wait a little longer, another legendary route has already been conquered, again on the Flatanger face: it is Move Hard, a 9b freed in the past by Ondra. Ghisolfi thus becomes the first Italian, and second climber ever, to complete Move Hard, writing another page in the history of Italian climbing “.
“I never expected to do so well on Silence on this first trip. I was sure I could not complete it completely, it is too difficult, but having already covered some parts of the route individually is an extraordinary result – says the 29-year-old Italian -. Then on the last day I completed Move Hard, another legendary ascent also in Flatanger, and it was the icing on the cake of an experience to remember. I can’t wait to get back here. ”
“Look at the sporting commitments and new records then, but not only, because the athlete of the Fiamme Oro, managed by the Eis agency, does not stop dedicating himself to projects related to environmental protection and respect for nature. In 2020, in fact has joined the “Green Heroes”, a group of five athletes from different disciplines who want to spread a message of awareness on the issues of environmental sustainability and which in 2021 raised funds to plant 432 trees between Italy and Guatemala ” .