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Lifetime achievement Piolet d’Or

In 2009, and for the first time since the creation of the Piolets d’Or in 1991, special recognition in the form of the Lifetime Achievement Piolet d’Or has been presented to an alpinist for their outstanding career achievement.

The Piolet d’Or organising committee proposes an alpinist who, apart from their commitment and ethical stance, has profoundly marked their era.

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In 2009, the first Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Walter Bonatti. Bonatti became somewhat the patron of the award and in hommage to the man who gave his spirit to it, it is now called:

the Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement - Walter Bonatti Award

Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement - Walter Bonatti Award :

2009 : Walter BONATTI
2010 : Reinhold MESSNER
2011 : Doug SCOTT
2012 : Robert PARAGOT
2013 : Kurt DIEMBERGER
2014 : John ROSKELLEY


Piolet d'or édition 2012


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