Ascents of 2009
In 2009, there were 52 grand ascents and firsts, registered over 14 countries, involving 116 alpinists of 20 different nationalities.
Based on this exhaustive list, the jury selected the five ascents which they deemed to be the most significant.
In an effort to respond to the concerns and requirements of certain partners of the organisation, Yannick Graziani and Christian Trommsdorff, who made the first ascent of the South Face of Nemjung, have decided to withdraw their ascent from the list submitted to the jury. (NB: Christian Trommsdorff is the President of the GHM and the co-organiser of the Piolets d’Or).
The grade of difficulty presented, is that announced by the alpinists who have climbed the routes.