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Review: Kendal Mountain Festival - The Impossible Wall
This was a stirring story by a very funny bunch of guys who sailed across to Greenland, climbed a huge rock face rising straight out of the ocean, and sailed back again. Described like this it sounds adventurous enough but this really was a serious undertaking involving Atlantic storms, non-stop seasickness, difficult climbing on bad rock and an uncertain outcome. The characters involved – Belgians Nico and Olivier Favresse, Sean Villenueva and American Ben Ditto, and their redoubtable sea-captain Bob Shepton – never took it seriously for a minute – they even played music and sang halfway up the climb! Just fantastic, and really funny, plus they played their instruments for us too.
Jan Broad, Sheffield