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Matt Helliker's Ambassador Profile

Matt Helliker
Alpine Climbing Ambassador


Bristol, England


Chamonix, France
From the sea cliffs of Great Britain to Scotland's wintery peaks, from the European Alps to the Greater Ranges of the Himalayas, from South America to Alaska, Matt’s life has been shaped by mountains and coastlines. One of the UK’s most talented, all-around athletes, Matt performs at the highest levels of all climbing disciplines. By adapting his training and keeping his projects in line with the seasons, Matt has racked up a long list impressive and difficult first and repeat ascents.

Career Highlights

  • First ascent of The Cartwright Connection (AI6), North Buttress, Mt Hunter, Alaska
  • First ascent of Night Fever (M8), Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc Range
  • First Ascent of Eyes Wide Shut (M6), Mont Rouge di Grouvetta, Mont Blanc Range
  • First Ascent of Meltdown (AI6), Mount Grosvenor, Alaska
  • First free ascent of Birthright, Grands Charmoz, Mont Blanc Range
  • First ascent of For Whom the Bell Tolls (ED2 V WI6 and mixed), Mount Church, Ruth Gorge, Alaska
  • First ascent of The Super Ramp Challenge (E7 6b), Bristol, UK
  • First ascent of There's a Moose Loose about thus Hoose (AI5), Moose's Tooth, Alaska
  • First ascent of Death or Glory, Huantsan Sur North East Buttress, Peru
  • First Ascent of Rotatornator (M7), Tour Ronde de l'epaule NE Wall, Mont Blanc Range
  • First ascent of Mastabas (M7), Pyramid du Tacul, Mont Blanc Range
  • Ascent of Knuckleduster (VIII 9), Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • Ascent of Fisheye (8c), Oliana, Catalonia
  • Ascent of Point Blank (E8 6c), Pembroke, UK
  • Ascent of Criptonite (8b), Tetto du Sarre
  • Ascent of Unicorn (VIII / 8), Stob Coire nan Lochan, Scotland
  • Ascent of Pressknodel (7c) Cima Ovest, Dolomite
  • Ascent of Caveman (E6 6b), Berry Head, UK
  • Ascent of Cavalcando L'Airone Pi Greco Link (8b+), Valle d'Aosta, Italy
  • Ascent of The Vicar (VIII / 8), Coire an Lochain, Scotland
  • Ascent of Parfum de States (8b), Van d'en Haut, Switzerland
  • Ascent of Sognando l'aurora (7b+), Tofana Di Rozes, Dolomites
  • Ascent of Senior (VII/ 8), Beinn Eighe, Scotland
  • Ascent of Ghost Train (E6 6b), Pembroke, UK
  • Piolet d'or nominated
  • 2001 'Denali Pro Mountaineer of the Year'
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