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Hervé Barmasse is the only climber to have soloed the 1,500m South Face of the Matterhorn. He also conquered unclimbed and what were considered as unscalable routes such as his first ascent of 6,970m Beka Brakai Chhok in Pakistan and the smooth granite walls of Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia.
Hervé defines new frontier of solo climbing.
Matterhorn - First winter enchainment of the four Matterhorn ridges. He made the enchainment alone.
Patagonia - Winter season - First winter ascent of Cerro Pollone and First ascent of Colmillos middle and nord.
Pakistan, Sing Gang Glacier/Snow Lake area. 3 First ascent of the mountain. First ascent and traverse of Muky peak 6330 m, first ascent and descent of the mountain 5966 m on the left bank of Sing Gang Glacier and first ascent of a easy and hidden peak of Solu Tower Group.
Matterhorn South Face - Hervé Barmasse opened a new route alone up the great pillar located on the SouthEast face of Matterhorn. No one prior Barmasse had climbed directly this overhanging wall.
Matterhorn South Face – New route opened with his father Marco: The Barmasse Couloir.
Patagonia – Cerro Piergiorgio – First ascent of the West face: “La Ruta de lo Hermano”
Pakistan – Beka Brakai Chhok, 6940m. – First ascent of the mountain in Alpin Style -
Matterhorn - First solo ascent of the South Face of Matterhorn following the “Direttissima” route.
Matterhorn - First solo ascent of the “Spigolo dei Fiori” route
Patagonia – Cerro San Lorenzo (3706 m) – New route on the north face: “Caffé Cortado” (ED, 1200 m)
Pakistan – Chogolisa Shield – New route: “Up and Down” (grade 6c/7a and A1, 800 m)
Pakistan – New mixed ice route on an unclimbed peak (5800m): “Fast and Furious” (700 m)
Pakistan – First complete solo ascent of an unclimbed peak (approx. 6000 m) on the Farol Peak ridge
Matterhorn - First solo ascent of the Deffeyes route in under four hours
Pakistan – Sheep Peak (6300 m) – new route
Pakistan – Chogolisa Shield (approx. 5700 m) – New alpine-style “Luna Caprese” route (grade 6c max, 1000 m)
Matterhorn - First solo ascent and of the “Casarotto-Grassi” route
Award Sport and Civility 2015
Adventure Award 2014
Luigi Leoni Award 2011
Paolo Consiglio Award 2010
Monzino Award 2010
SAT Award - Mountaineering category 2010
Paolo Consiglio Award 2008
Saint Vincent Grolla d'Or Award 2007
Paolo Consiglio Award 2006
Paolo Consiglio Award 2005
AWARD – Film “Non così lontano” (NOT SO FAR)
Best mountaineering film award – MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL DOMZALE – SLOVENIA - APRIL 2013
Award best mountain film – XVI VERTICAL FESTIVAL FILM COMPETITION, MOSCOW – RUSSIA - APRIL 2013
Public award – CERVINO CINEMOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – VALTOURNENCHE, ITALY - AUGUST 2012
Award best mountain film - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONALE DE CINE DE MONTANA - USHUAIA SHH - TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA - AUGUST 2013
Award best mountain film - INKIEST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - LIMA PERU’ - AUGUST 2013
AWARD – Film “Linea continua”
Best Short Film – 4th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MONTANA USHUAIA SHH - Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - AUgUst 2011 –
First prize - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION video makers - AWARD TeleTicino 2011- FESTIVAL OF LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - SePtembER 2011
Special jury mention – MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL DOMZALE – SLOVENIA - APRIL 2012
Italian alpin club award - MEMORIAL GIORGIO GUALCO – “TERRE ALTE… EMOZIONI DAL MONDO” – INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL – MILANO, ITALY - OCTOBER 2012
Special jury mention, section “Paesaggi d'Italia” - OROBIE FILM FESTIVAL – Bergamo, ITALY – FEBRUARY 2011