Sean Villanueva

The real summit is not on the top of the mountain, it is inside yourself.

Sean Darbellay Photo Tim De Dobbeleer Climbing the “Darbellay” route on the Petit Clocher Du Portalet, Swiss.  Photo Tim De Dobbeleer photo Ben Ditto First ascent of  “Devils Brew” Impossible Wall, Greenland, photo Ben Ditto

I started rock climbing at the age of 13 and quickly got drawn to the adventurous aspect of it. For almost 15 years now I have been free climbing big walls in many wild and isolated parts of the globe: Patagonia, Pakistan, Greenland, Baffin Island, Venezuela, China… I love adventure in all of its forms and I learn a lot by being in touch with the elements. I always bring my trusty tin whistle (flute) with me, playing music helps me to get in touch with the present moment, release tensions and get trough long periods of bad weather. When I’m not on expedition, I roam around, training for the next trip and editing movies to share our adventures. 


First Free Ascent “Regalo De Mwono” 1200m, 8a ,Torres Del Paine, Chile,
Free Big wall first ascents in Greenland, Venezuela, Baffin Island, China, Patagonia,…