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Hermanos Pou

Hoy por hoy Eneko e Iker Pou son reconocidos sin lugar a dudas como una de las mejores cordadas del mundo, un equipo pionero que ha seguido fiel a la tradición del alpinismo y ha abierto rutas por todo el planeta: desde las cordilleras mas importantes del mundo (Himalaya, Andes, Alpes, Patagonia…), hasta las selvas mas peligrosas, como en la Amazonia. 

La polivalencia, la dificultad, el estilo y la exploración son sus señas de identidad, y por ello han recibido numerosos reconocimientos tanto dentro como fuera de nuestras fronteras. 

Designados deportistas de alto nivel DAN por el Consejo Superior de Deportes. Han sido nominados hasta en cinco ocasiones al Piolet de Oro, galardón que solo se concede a las mejores actividades de alpinismo. 

Versatilidad, serenidad y todoterreno.

Guía de montaña e instructor de esquí. Practica alpinismo, escalada libre, esquí extremo y escalada en hielo.

Gustos: Rock and Roll, cerveza y tortilla de patatas.

Potencia, alta dificultad y dedos paranormales..

Uno de los mejores escaladores del mundo. Su especialidad es la alta dificultad en roca.

Gustos: Punk, viajar por el mundo y arroz.

Juntos forman una de las mejores cordadas de escalada libre del planeta caracterizada por la polivalencia, potencia y vanguardia de sus proyectos.

HIGHLIGHTS

1974

1974

  • Eneko is born.
1977

1977

  • Iker is born.
1985

1985

  • First 3000m peak summited, the Taillón in the Pyrenees.
1985-1991

1985-1991

  • They climb many of the Pyrenees highest peaks.
1991

1991

  • Eneko starts to climb “for real”.
1992

1992

  • Iker starts to climb “for real”.
  • They climb Mont Blanc, accompanied by their father.
1994

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004

  • «Bravo les Filles» (8b+/600m), Madagascar. 1st free ascent. Part of the 7 Walls, 7 Continents project.
2005

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

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

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

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

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, Argentina. 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

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

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

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.
  • Iker scends “Enemigo Público nº 1” (9a). First free ascent.
2013

2013

  • «Ferrari» (IV/6/95º/1000m), Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argenina. Free ascent.
  • «Kolpez Kolpe» (7c+/8a/170m), Serra de la Tramuntana, Majorca. Opening and free ascent of the route.
  • «Tarrago» (8b+/240m), Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain. First free ascent.
2014

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.
2015

2015

  • “Siberia Expedition” Four new alpine style routes in the Russian artic: “Aupa” 6c/300m, “Mosquito Rock Tour” 7a+/450m, “Into the Wild” 7a/425m and “The Two Parrots” 7a/320m.
  • “Babe Magnet” 8b/170m, Sierra de la Tramuntana, Mallorca; Opening and free ascent of the route.
  • Iker scends “Big Men” 9a+; First free ascent
2016

2016

  • Iker scends “La Gran Pagachivas” 8c+/9a; First free ascent
  • «Guiris Go Home» 8c on sight and “Matarife” 8c+/9 in Larraona, Navarra.
  • Eneko scends “Es Mirall” 8b Mallorca; First free ascent after 31 years of the route was open.
  • “Marejada Fuerza 6” 8a+/500m, Naranjo de Bulnes, Picos de Europa. First free ascent in 12h.
2017

2017

  • Iker scends “Clepteropa Original” 9a and “Odisea americana” 9a, First free ascent
  • “Aupa 40!” M.7/85º/V+/525m, Aguja Guillaumet, Cordal del Fitz Roy, Patagonia Argentina; On sight and free opened in 10h.
  • “Yakumama” 7a+/185m, Selva Amazónica, Perú. On day opened. First free ascent.
  • “Qui Io Vado Ancora” 7c+/8 a- 585m, Chaupi Huanca 5.179m (Valle de Rurec), Cordillera Real, Perú. First free ascent.
  • “Zerain” 8a/860m, Chaupi Huanca Este 5.200m (Valle de Rurec), Cordillera Real, Perú. New route.
2018

2018

  • “Agur” 8a+/400m, Taradrate wall, Taghia, Morocco. New route.
  • “Leve Leve” 8b+/400m, Cao Grande, Sao Tome e Príncipe, Africa. Opened and first free ascent.
  • “Nubivagant” 8b/400m, Cao Grande, Sao Tome e Príncipe, Africa. First free ascent.
  • “Polvorilla” 7b+/c/170m, Mallorca. Apertura de Eneko desde abajo y en solitario. Primera en libre.
  • «Esclavos de las Redes» 8c+/9a (Margalef). First free ascent.
  • «Artaburu» 9b/+? (Margalef). Opened and first free ascent.
2019

2019

  • “Haizea” 7b/+/550m, Aguja de la S, Cordal del Fitz Roy, Patagonia Argentina. New route in alpine style and non-stop.
  • “Honey Moon” 7b+/330m, Oujdad wall, Taghia, Morocco. Opened and first free ascent.
  • “Burrito Chin de los Andes” 6b/700m, Cerro Tornillo 4.900m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. First in the north face. New route in alpine style and non-stop. First free ascent.
  • “Cabeza Clava” 6c+/470m, Huanka Punta 4.670m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. First in the south face. First free ascent.
  • “Andean Kingdom” 7a+/800m, Cashan Oeste 5.685m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. First in the north face. First free ascent.
  • “Aupa Gasteiz!” 7c+/160m, Quebrada de Llaca, Cordillera Blanca, Andes Perú. New route.
  • “Dardara” 7c+/8a/200m, Tiro de Pedabejo, Picos de Europa, Spain. New route and 1st free climb in a day.
  • “Miguelink” 6c/600m, Bapsa Valley, Himalaya, India. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day . 12 h non-stop Base Camp-Base Camp. 2nd ascent to this mountain of 4.900m. 1st from the south vertical face.
  • “Beti Alavés” 6b+/340m, Bapsa Valley, Himalaya, India. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day. 10h ½ non-stop Base Camp-Base Camp. 1st ascent to this mountain of 4.560m that they baptize with the mane of “Gorbea”.
  • “The Latin Brother” 7c/+/560m, Bapsa Valley, Himalaya, India. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop . 14 h non-stop Base Camp-Base Camp . 1st ascent of this mountain of 4.670m that they baptize with the name of “Midi d’Ossau”.
2020

2020

  • “Rayu” 8c/610 m, Peña Santa, Picos de Europa, Spain. New route and 1st free climb in a day.
  • “Víbora” 8a/180m, Urdón, Picos de Europa, Spain. New route and 1st free climb in a day.
  • “Corto Maltés” 6c expo./170m, Levante, Spain. New route of Eneko alone and 1st free climb in a day.
  • “Maixu” 6c/7a/M5/90º/600m, Valle de Tena, Pyrenees, Spain. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day.
2021

2021

  • “Viva Perú Carajo” M7/80º/600m, Huamasraju 5.350m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day. 1ª ascent to the south face.
  • “Súper Canalizos” 6c+/475m, Huanca Punta 4.670m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day.
  • “Leire” 6b/300m, Tornillo 4.882 m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day. 1ª ascent to the southwest face.
  • “Mal de Panza” 7a/300m, Llaca 4.300m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free climb.
  • “Pilar del Texu” 8a/250m, Picos de Europa, Spain. New route.
  • “Mediterráneo” M5/60º/250m, Mallorca, Spain. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day.
  • “Vía Jon” 8a+/8b/120m, Egino, Araba. 1st free climb in a day.
  • “Guggenhell” 9a+/9b, Mallorca, España. 1st free climb.
2022

2022

  • “Hanan Pacha” 90º/425m, Urus Oeste 5.450m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day.
  • “EMMOA” M6/75º/640m, Urus III 5.270m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day. 1st to the south face. 1st ascent to this mountain.
  • “Bizirik” M6/85º/980m, Cashan Este 5.716m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop in a day.
  • “One Push” M6/85º/V/1.000m, Pumahuacanca 5.563m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route in free, alpine style and non-stop. 1st ascent to the south face.
  • “La Vía de Todos” 7c/240m, Llaca 4.200 m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route. 1st in free.
  • “La Monjita de Mattogrosso” 7b/170m, Llaca 4.200m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route. 1st in free.
  • “Aúpa Gasteiz” 7c+/160m, Llaca, 4.200m, Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Perú. New route. 1st in free.