Matt Helliker

Alpine Climbing Ambassador

Hometown

Cheddar, England

Resides

Chamonix, France

Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Matt Helliker
Living in Chamonix, Matt has instant access to his favorite climbing area – the European Alps. He enjoys the variety of routes within easy travelling distance, and the good coffee shops in the valley. He’s drawn to alpinism because it takes him to unique places physically, mentally and geographically. Matt has climbed around the globe, completing numerous, cutting-edge first ascents.

Career Highlights

  • First ascent of The Cartwright Connection (ED4), North Buttress of Mount Hunter, Alaska
  • First ascent of Death or Glory on Huantsan Sur North East Buttress, Peru
  • First ascent of There's a Moose Loose about thus Hoose (ED4), East Face of the Moose's Tooth, Alaska
  • First winter ascent of Cecchinel – Jager (VIII/8), Point Lachenal, France
  • Ascent of Will Stanton (F8a), Chedder Gorge, UK
  • Second ascent of Babylon (VII/8), Ben Nevis, Scotland (with a new direct start)
  • Second ascent of Pistol Grip Pump (F8b), Chedder Gorge, UK
  • First ascent of Meltdown (ED3), Mount Grosvenor, Ruth Gorge, Alaska
  • First ascent of Rutless (VIII/8), Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • First ascent of For Whom the Bell Tolls (ED2), Mount Church, Ruth Gorge, Alaska