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About me

JOAN QUINTANA I PAREDES
BARCELONA, SPAIN 1960
PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN ICE CLIMBERS IN SPAIN

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

Professor at the Catalan High Mountaineering School, ECAM, since 1981.
Professor at the Spanish High Mountaineering School, EEAM, since 1982.
Active Member of the Academic Centre for Climbing, CADE, since 1980.
Active Member of the Spanish High Mountain Group, GAME, since 1985 and President since 1990 to the present.
Active member of the Pyrenees High Mountain Group, GPHM, since 1980.
Active member of the Chamonix High Mountain Group, GHM, since 1997.
Honorary Member of the RSEA Peñalara High Mountain Group, since 1992.
Technical Director of the FEEC, from 1983 to 1986.
Vice-President of the FEEC, from 1997 to 2000.
Author of ten books on Ice Climbing, published in three languages.
Author of 50 Articles related to the Ice Climbing World, published in some of the most important climbing magazines in the world.
He given more than 400 talks on “Vertical Ice” in Catalonia, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland, Russia, the United States and Quebec (Canada)
Starred in 8 episodes of “Al Filo de lo Imposible” [At the Edge of the Impossible], RTVE (Spain)
Currently working on new episodes for “Al Filo de lo Imposible”, RTVE (Spain)
Star of the film, Gavarnie Solo, about an “in solo” ascent of the ice waterfalls in Cirque du Gavarnie, France.

AWARDS

Gold Medal to the Merit Sports, RSEA Peñalara, 2000
The Golden Ice Axe, FEDME, for the best mountaineering activity, 1999
The Teogenes Diaz Mountaineering Award, RSEA Peñalara 1997
FEEC Award, Mountaineering, 1984

MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITIES

He has climbed more than 2000 routes in more than 20 different countries
He has climbed more than 500 different routes in the Alps, around 50 of which exceed a height of 1000 metres.
He has climbed around 1000 ice waterfalls, among which are some of the most difficult in the world.
He has climbed more than 20 routes in solo, the majority in winter.
He has opened more than 30 new routes, some in solo and others in winter.
10 new routes in Gavarnie.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Consultant, Outdoor and Luxury Companies
Pixpeak “CEO&Owner”
Game Magazine “Editor”
Speaker on mountaineering and motivation for executives and companies.

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