By the steepness of the wall and its thin cracks we were sure to be in for an extreme free climbing challenge, so we brought enough food and water to spend potentially ten days on the wall, but as we approached the steepest part of the wall, the cracks kept delivering incredible holds, making the climbing exceptional, but not as hard as we expected it to be. It wasn't easy either, but four days were enough for us to free the entire wall, leaving us enough food to enjoy a couple of extra days on the wall to play music, eat popcorns, and climb a few additional alternative pitches of our new route.
We also had the great surprise to have the visit of our friends Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Welfinger, and Sylvain Schupbach, who randomly came to the same big wall arena as us with the help of their kayaks. A few days after us, they also opened a new line next to ours, and so we celebrated the two fastest ascents of the wall with the luxury of fine wine and homemade Belgian fries! Some days later, with batteries well recharged, we split into two teams to open two new routes on a wall named Aurora. We were gladly impressed by the quality of the rock and the positive surprises any time we thought we were lost in the ocean of granite.
Our friends are paddling back to civilization, so we are sending the news with them, hoping they will reach you. We haven't met any polar bears or salmon yet, but we have faith in seeing them soon! We hope to climb a couple more walls here before we take our kayaks to go explore deeper.