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eneko

Eneko

Versatility, serenity and all terrain.

Mountain guide and ski instructor. Practice alpinism, free climbing, extreme skiing and ice climbing.

Likes: Rock and Roll, Red Bull, beer and potato omelette.

iker

Iker

Power, high difficulty and paranormal fingers.

One of the best climbers in the world. His specialty is the high difficulty in rock climbing.

Likes: Punk, Red Bull, world travel and rice.


Together they form one of the best bigwall free climb team of the planet characterized by the versatility, powerfull and innovation of their projects.

Curriculum

1974

Eneko is born.

1977

Iker is born.

1985

First 300m peak summited- the Taillón in the Pyrenees.

1985-1991

They climb many of the Pyrenees’ highest peaks.

1991

Eneko starts to climb “for real”.

1992

Iker starts to climb “for real”.
They climb Mont Blanc, accompanied by their father.

1994

Iker scends his first 8a, Sentido de la Vida, Etxauri in Navarre, Spain, which he
climbs on sight.

Eneko skis the Couloir de la Y (45º/300m) on the Peña Telera in the Pyrenees.

1995

Iker scends Gora Begira ez dago Nekerik (8b+) at El Convento, Álava, Spain.

Eneko skis the Norte de la Munia (50º/850m) in the French Pyrenees.

1996

Iker scends Mala Vida (8c) in Oñate, Guipuzcoa, Spain.

Both become instructors in the Escuela Vasca de Alta Montaña (Basque Mountaineering School).

Eneko skis the Couloir Swan (45-50º/600m), Astazous, French Pyrenees.

1997

Together, and in one day, they make the first free ascent of Pilar del Cantábrico
(8a+/500m) on the Naranjo de Bulnes, Spain.

Eneko skis the Suela de la Zapatilla (50º/200m) on Candanchú in the Pyrenees.

1998

Iker scends Guenga (8c+) in Baltzoa, Biscay, Spain. It is the first route of this
grade in the Basque Country.

Eneko scends his first 8a with Malestar General in Oñate, Guipuzcoa, Spain.

Eneko joins the Equipo Nacional de Jóvenes Alpinistas (National Young Alpinists Team).

1999

Eneko travels to climb in Canada and the USA with the Equipo Nacional de Jóvenes Alpinistas.

Eneko reaches 7400m on Annapurna, but suffers a cerebral edema which nearly costs him his life.

Eneko attempts to climb Baghirathi III (6454m), reaching 5400m; and Ketharthome (6800m), reaching 6300m, both in the Indian Himalaya.

2000

Together they climb The Great Canadian Knife (8a+/850m) on Mount Proboscis, Canada. They climb all the hard pitches but adverse weather conditions prevent
them from reaching the summit.

Iker makes the second repetition of Action Direct (9a), becoming the youngest climber to climb the route and the first Spanish climber to reach this grade.

Eneko skis the Norte del Monte Perdido (50-55º/900m) in the Pyrenees.

2001

Eneko skis Vía Normal del Midi d’Ossau (55º/650m) and the Couloir la Fourche (50º/700m), on the Midi d’Ossau in the French Pyrenees.

2002

Together they climb Silbergeier (8b+/250m) on the Ratikon, Switzerland.

Iker climbs Sorginetxe (8b+), the first boulder problem of this grade in Spain.

Eneko earns his diploma as a ski instructor.

2003

They begin the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project with El Niño (8a+/850m) on el Capitán, Yosemite National Park, USA. It is the second free repetition of the route.

Eneko summits Cotopaxi (5896m).

Together they climb Zunbeltz (8b+/500m) on the Naranjo de Bulnes, the first free ascent. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.

Iker climbs Mendeku (9a), Engino, Álava.

Iker scends the famous Baing de Sang (9a), Switzerland.

2004

Bravo les Filles (8b+/600m), Madagascar. 1st free ascent. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.

2005

Free Route (7b/65m), the Totem Pole, Tasmania, Australia. First Spanish free ascent. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.

Eternal Flame 8a/1100m, plus the Variante Pou (8a), a variant of Eternal Flame on the Trango Tower, Karakorum, Pakistan. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.

2006

El Quinto Imperio (8b/500m), Naranjo de Bulnes, first free ascent.

Lugorri (8c+/250m), Naranjo de Bulnes, opened and first free ascent.

Eneko skis Correder Norte del Veleta (45-50º/350m), Sierra Nevada, Spain.

2007

Supercanaleta (6c/M6/2000m), Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.

Schatila (7c/300m), New Age (8a/250m) both in Switzerland, and Freedom (8b/300m), Austria.

Blue Lagune, Legaxy, Cleopatra, and Batman (7b-7c/250-320m) on sight, Wendestock, Switzerland.

Elefhantenohr (7c+/300m), Wendestock, Switzerland.

First Spanish free ascent Azken Paradizua (7a/M6/750m) on a new peak in the Antarctica we christen Zerua Peak. After sailing Cape Horn and the Drake Sea from Ushuaia, Argentina, we opened this route on a virgin peak. This is the last of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents projects.

Eneko skis Canal Sureste de la Galana (50º/150m), Gredos, Spain.

2008

Regular (5.12b/250m), Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, USA.

Astroman (5.11c/450m) Washington Column, Yosemite National Park, USA.

Eneko scends Sizauer Justizialaria (8b), Etxauri, Navarre, Spain. Second attempt.

2009

Pachamama (5a/1000m), Morro Von Rosen (5450m), Argentina. First ascent of the south face of the Morro Von Rosen.

Vitoria-Gasteiz (85º/600m), Aguja Negra (5350m), Argentina. First ascent of the south face of the Aguja Negra.

Gure Etxea (60º/900m), Chañi Grande (5896m)- Punta Ibañez (5888m) and traverse to the Chañi Central, Argenina. First ascent of the north face of the Punta Ibañez.

Marcados por el Chañi (85º/650m), Chañi Chico (5570m), Argentina. First climb of the glacier of the south face of the Chañi Chico.

Orbayu (8c+/9ª/500m), Naranjo de Bulnes. Opened in combination with the route Mediterráneo and first free ascent.

2010

The Hardest of the Alps. Ascents of three of the most difficult routes in the Alps over one summer: Solo per Vechi Guierrieri (8c/150m), Pan Aroma (8b/500m), and Zahir (8b+/300m).

Iker scends Demencia Senil (9a+), Margalef, Spain. First repetition.

Eneko scends Maritxu Kilkerra (8b+), Etxauri, Navarre, Spain.

2011

Clasica Moderna (6c/1800m) (400 new metres), Brouillard, Mont Blanc, France. Opened.

Atraveso il Pesce (7b+/1000m), Marmolada, Italy. On sight.

Vía del Tótem (8a/300m), Pao de Azúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. First free ascent, and in one day.

Athalio del Diablo (8a+/400m), Cristo Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. First free ascent, and in one day.

Eneko scends Ume Gaiztoak (8b+), Etxauri, Navarre, Spain.

Gain official status as Mountain Guides.

2012

The Door (8b/630m), Hotel Mónica (6b+/320m), Levi is coming (6b/490m), Perfection Valley, Baffin Island, Artic Circle, Canada. Opening of the routes and 1st free ascents.

Iker scends Nit de Bruixes (9a+). First free ascent.

2013

Ferrari (IV/6/95º/1000m), Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argenina. Free ascent.

Kolpez Kolpe (7c+/8a/170m), Sierra de la Tramuntana, Majorca. Opening and free ascent of the route.

Tarrago (8b+/240m), Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain. First free ascent.

2014

Eneko scends Perestroika (8c) in Majorca, Spain.

We open Pou Brothers Attempt (6c) on the Baghirathi II (6500m) in the Indian Himalaya. 600m of new route although we do not reach the summit.


The distance between desire and fact it shortens training

Perseverance
EUSKO JAURLARITZA GOBIERNO VASCO

Patrocinio de la Viceconsejería de Política Lingüística del Departamento de Educación, Política Lingüística y Cultura