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The Ascents Nominated for the 19th Piolets d'Or are...

South East Face of Mount Foraker (5 304m), Alaska

3 200m route on the South East Face of Mount Foraker (5304m), Alaska by Colin Haley (USA) and Bjorn-Eivind Artun (Norway): 71 hours without a bivouac to test the limits of non-stop alpine climbing. video Mount Foraker

South East Face of Mount Logan (5959m), Canada

 

2 500 m route on the South East Face of Mount Logan (5959m), Canada by Yasushi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama (Japan): 4 bivouacs. video Mont Logan

West Face of Vasuki Parbat (6 792m), India

 

First ascent of the West Face (1600m) of Vasuki Parbat (6792m), India by Malcom Bass and Paul Figg (UK): the second only ascent of the peak, 10 days on the route. video Vasuki Parbat

Lunag 1 South East (6 830m), Nepal

 

 

First ascent of Lunag 1 South East (6830m), Rolwaling Himal, Nepal by Max Belleville, Mathieu Détrie, Mathieu
Meynadier and Sébastien Ratel (France): 3 bivouacs.
video Lunag 1

East Face of Mount Edgar (6618m), China

 

First ascent of the East Face (2500m) of Mount Edgar (6618m), Minya Konka Range, Sichuan province by Bruce Normand (UK) and Kyle Dempster (USA): second ascent of this peak with 3 approach days and 5 days on the route. video Mount Edgar

Big walls, Greenland

 
 

9 new routes on the big walls on the West & South coasts of Greenland by Sean Villanueva, Nicolas and Olivier Favresse (Belgium) and Ben Ditto (USA): the most committing - Devil’s Brew, took 10 days. Most of the routes were started from their basecamp boat captained by Briton Bob Shepton (75 yrs). Video Greenland

MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT  THE NOMINATED ASCENTS

 

 
Piolet d'or édition 2012

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