From 22 January to 19 February 2014 Paolo Rabbia skied across the Pyrenees. A great solitary adventure and an unforgettable journey.
The third attempt by Simone Moro, David Göttler, Tomasz Mackiewicz and Pawel Dunaj to summit Nanga Parbat in winter ended in failure. The Italian German expedition will now return home, as will Italy's Daniele Nardi who attempted to ascend the Diamir face. The Polish expedition remains, in the hope of realising its dream of carrying out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat.
From the most remote mountains in Nepal and Pakistan to the frozen lands of Alaska, via the imposing Masherbrum massif and symbollic Annapurna. Five ascents, carried out by some of the world's most talented alpinists, are in the running for Piolets d'Or 2014, the most important mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 26 - 29 March 2014 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
Charlie Porter, the legendary American rock climber and alpinist, has died aged 63 at Punta Arenas in Chile due to heart problems. Ivo Ferrari remembers.