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Ferran Latorre
Ferran Latorre

Born in Barcelona on 18 October 1970. He studied Industrial Engineering at the UPC until the 4th year and trained as a photographer and camera operator. He is also a sports technician and high mountain guide.

Alpinist, photographer and cameraman, as well as sports journalist.

For twelve years he worked as a cameraman on the Spanish television program “Al Filo de lo Imposible” (On the verge of the impossible). He works with several programs of the Catalan circuit of Televisión Española and with Televisió de Catalunya, on sports programs of the RAC1 radio broadcaster and with written media such as the La Vanguardia newspaper and specialised magazines.ç

In 2008 and 2011 he won the prize for mountain journalism of the Torelló Mountain Cinema International Festival.

He has twice won the Golden Ice-Pick, the top prize awarded by the FEDME, in 1995 and 2008. The first was in recognition of “the best activity of the year” for his rock climbing (he climbed routes 8b and A5) and ice climbing, much of which was done in the Alps.

In the Himalayas, CAT14x8000 is Ferran Latorre’s personal project and dream of freedom. The challenge consists of being the first Catalan to crown the 14 highest summits on Earth without artificial oxygen. This has only been achieved by 24 alpinists in the world, the first being Reinhold Messner in 1986.

Ferran has three left to reach the fourteen: Everest, Makalu (his next challenge), and Nanga Parbat.

His sports curriculum also includes his climb of the difficult Gasherbrum IV (7925 m) which received the award for the best activity of the Himalayas in 2008.
He has also opened rock climbing lines in Greenland and the Antarctic (Queen Maud Land), and in other not so distant ranges.

 

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