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From 21 - 24 March 2012 Chamonix and Courmayeur will host the world's most famous award for alpinism.

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Piolets d'Or 2012, the videos of the ascents
29.03.2012 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2012, the videos of the ascents

The videos of the six ascents nominated for the Piolet d'Or 2012, awarded to the Slovenians Nejc Marcic and Luka Strazar for their ascent of K7 West (Pakistan) and the Americans Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson for their ascent of Torre Egger (Patagonia) by Bjorn-Eivind Aartun and Ole Lied received a special mention from the Jury. The videos were created for the award's celebration of the Piolets d'Or 2012 at Courmayeur by Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti.

Piolets d'Or 2012: K7 West and Saser Kangri II
25.03.2012 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2012: K7 West and Saser Kangri II

The Piolet d'Or 2012 was awarded to two ascents, K7 West in Pakistan climbed by the Slovenians Nejc Marcic and Luka Strazar, and Saser Kangri II in India climbed by the Americans Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson. The ascent of Torre Egger in Argentina by Bjorn-Eivind Aartun and Ole Lied received a special mention, while Robert Paragot from France received the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement Award.

Piolets d'Or 2012, the international alpinism festival starts today
21.03.2012 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2012, the international alpinism festival starts today

The Piolet d'Or gets underway in Courmayeur and Chamonix today and 2012 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the world's most famous alpinism award. Four days of international alpinism at the foot of Mont Blanc to discuss, watch and celebrate alpinism in all its forms, to pay homage to Walter Bonatti and to present the Lifetime's Achievement award to Robert Paragot.

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