Posted on: March 1, 2004

In August 2003 Nathan Martin and Tim O'Neill made the first free ascent of Nalmuasortoq's British Route (6c A2, 800m, Dring-Dring-Tatersall-Anderson, 1995; FFA: 5.12+). Still haunted by their discovery of a climber's corpse on Fitz Roy, Martin and O'Neill struggled with doubts in Greenland. Yet during the long Arctic summer days, the two made three attempts to finish their route without aid or errors—until they accomplished a "perfect climb." A full account of their expedition appears in Issue 6.

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