On 27 July 2016 British mountaineers Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman received the 4th Karl Unterkircher Award for their first ascent of Link Sar West (6.938m - Karakoram). The other two ascents that had been nominated were Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski winter first ascent of Katharsis on Norway’s Troll wall and the first ascent of via Degli studenti up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) by the Italians Giorgio Travaglia, Alex Walpoth, Martin Dejori and Titus Prinoth.
On 20/09/2015 Simon Kehrer and Manuel Baumgartner completed Dolomitspit (530m, VII, VI obl.) a new rock climb up the South Face of Sas Ciampac (2672m), Val Gardena, Dolomites. The route was started initially in 2007 (with Karl Unterkircher) and was completed in 2015 after three days of effort that included Kehrer, Unterkircher, Baumgartner and also Josef Willeit.
On Wednesday, July 23 at Selva di Val Gardena, Dolomites, the 3rd Karl Unterkircher Award 2014 was given to Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer for their first ascent of the East Face of Kunyang Chhish, Karakorum / Pakistan.
On Friday 6 July at Selva di Val Gardena (Italy) Marina Kopteva and Anna Yasinskaya from the Ukraine and Galina Chibitok from Russia received the Karl Unterkircher Award 2012 for their new route established in 38 days up the NW Face of Great Trango Tower (Pakistan).
The second edition of the Karl Unterkircher Award will take place on 6 July 2012 at Selva di Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites. The alpinists nominated for this award are Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards for the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, Sean Villanueva, Ben Ditto, Nicolas Favresse and Olivier Favressee for their Greenland Big Walls and Marina Kopteva, Galina Chibitok and Anna Yasinskaya for their new route up Great Trango Tower in Pakistan.
An appeal for solidarity for the family of Walter Nones, first published on the internet site www.karlunterkircher.com.
24/07/2007. After 10 days on Nanga Parbat, Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer managed to descend to 5700m from where they were picked up by a helicopter and safely flown to Base Camp. The odyssey which began on 15 July with the death of their climbing partner and leader Karl Unterkircher has finally come to an end.
Dedicated to his friend Karl Unterkircher, by Ivo Rabanser his companion on climbs and dreams in the Dolomites.
Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer have climbed the Rakhiot Face on Nanga Parbat and have finally managed to contact Base Camp. Tomorrow they will descend via the Buhl route. After 6 days on the wall the hopes that the two will survive are increasing. Their climbing partner Karl Unterkircher died on Tuesday night after falling into a crevasse.
On 15 July the South Tyrolean mountaineer Karl Unterkircher fell into a crevasse at circa 6800m on Nanga Parbat’s Rakhiot Face. Unable to descend, his two climbing partners Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer have been forced to continue their ascent. A rescue expedition is departing from Italy at this very moment.
On 20/07 the Italians Karl Unterkircher and Daniele Bernasconi reached the summit of Gasherbrum II (8035m) via the virgin North Face, climbing a beautiful route and resolving one of the most famous problems in the Himalaya.
At 15.00 on 22/05 Hans Kammerlander and Karl Unterkircher made the first ascent of the south Face of Jasemba (7350m, Nepal).
Alex Busca, Claudio Bastrentaz, Karl Unterkircher and Mario Merelli of the Expedition K2-2004 summit Everest without supplementary oxygen on 24/05/2004