It’s August 2021 when Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach, and Symon Welfringer reach the east coast of Greenland. The three are among the most skilled alpinists on the international scene. Matteo is a visionary seeker of lines whose experience includes expeditions and extreme climbs all over the world; Silvan knows the hardest walls in Switzerland and the Alps like the back of his hand; and Symon’s résumé boasts a Piolet d’Or, the highest honor in the mountaineering world. All three share a passion for adventure and the desire to climb “by fair means,” tackling high-level difficulties with a clean style that attempts to leave as few traces as possible on the mountain.
In Greenland they choose an immersive experience, tackling a long crossing by kayak in the Arctic Ocean to reach a high and difficult wall in a remote environment where they can seek to reach their full potential, far from human constraints, rediscovering an authentic connection with the wilderness.