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At Courmayeur and Chamonix the 21st Piolets d'Or

04.04.2013 by Planetmountain

From 3 - 6 April 2013 Courmayeur and Chamonix will be the world's capital of alpinism thanks to the 21st Piolets d’Or, the international award dedicated to alpinism.

Wednesday April 3rd : Vox movie theater – Chamonix – free entry
8pm Alpinism in Antarctica: taking on the remote mountains of the frozen continent
Evening organized by the NEVICATA editions
Presentation of movies and a conference about exploring the mountains and climbing on the frozen continent by Australian polar explorer and alpinist Damien Gildea in the presence of Denis Ducroz (F), Jean Afanassieff (F), Anselme Baud (F), Mike Libecki (USA), etc. A dream trip amongst the countless little known summits at the end of the world!

Thursday April 4th: The Majestic- Chamonix- free entry
5pm Presentation and signing of mountain related books
6pm Come and meet the Piolets d’or 2013 alpinists - Members of the jury – nominees
A moment of conviviality and exchange!
8.30pm « Kurt DIEMBERGER conference » Lifetime Achievement Piolet d’Or – Walter Bonatti Prize
9.30pm Presentation of the expeditions and alpinists nominated to the 2013 Piolets d’or
In the presence of Stephen Venables, president of the jury as well as of all the members of the jury

Friday April 5th: Courmayeur – PALANOIR Movie Theater– free entry
9pm Official award ceremony:
Lifetime achievement Piolet d’Or – Walter Bonatti prize awarded to Austrian alpinist Kurt DIEMBERGER.
Piolet(s) d’Or for 2012 Achievement (s)
Exclusive videos and interviews of the nominees together with the Aosta Valley music group “L’Orage” will give rhythm to this evening dedicated to international alpinism.
Evening presented by Kay Rush


11/03/2013 - Piolets d'Or 2013, the nominations for the 21st edition

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