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The 20th Edition of the Piolets d’Or


21st to 24th March 2012

Brochure 2012

Wednesday 21st March
Courmayeur – Pointe Helbronner (3462m)
8.30am - A discovery day in the high mountains for the younger generations.

Chamonix - Cinéma Vox
9.00pm – Mountaineering films (entry charge)
- Vertical Sailing, Piolets d’Or 2011 expedition
- Les Piolets d’Or, Jean Afannasieff

Courmayeur - Jardin de l’Ange
9.00pm - The Trento Film Festival at the Piolets d’Or (free entry)
Mountainnering films
- Linea Continua, Hervé Barmasse
- Asgard Jamming, Fratelli Favresse

Thursday 22nd March

Chamonix - Le Majestic
9.00pm - “Alpinism & innovation” (free entry) :
- Homage to Walter BONATTI
- Introduction- Robert PARAGOT,
- Present day innovation in the mountains: Jérôme Blanc Gras

Courmayeur – Jardin de l’Ange
9.00pm - “A way of life(free entry)
Walter Bonatti: in his own words and those of others

Friday 23rd March

Chamonix - Le Majestic (free entry)

2.30-5.00pm  Showing of mountaineering films  
5.30pm         Book signing – mountaineering themes    
An evening with the jury and nominees of the 2012 Piolets d'Or

Saturday 24th March
4.30pm - Press conference with Robert Paragot and the nominees (Jardin de l’Ange)
6.00pm -
Parade by the mountain guides of Courmayeur (town centre)

9.00pm -
PALANOIR cinema – (free entry)
Award ceremony for the 20th Piolets d'Or:
- Lifetime Achievement Piolet d’Or Walter Bonatti Award presented to Robert Paragot
- Piolet/s d’Or 2011 ascent/s of the year award/s



Chamonix Mont-Blanc Commune de Courmayeur 
Région Rhône-Alpes
VerticalGroupe de Haute Montagne
Montagnes Magazine