Davide Capozzi reports about the first snowboard descent (and possible first overall descent) of the NW Couloir on the North Face of Mount Emilius, Valle d’Aosta, carried out with Julien Herry on 13/04/2015.
On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.
Tunç Fındık reports about Sivridağ in the Beydağları massif, one of the most important trad climbing areas in Turkey where together with Rauf Osman Pınarbaşı he has now made the first ascent of Punisher (450m, VI).
Pre-registration continues for Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting scheduled to take place in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy, from 30 April to 3 May 2015. More than 1,300 climbers have already pre-registered. Those who register in advance will take part in the four online prize draws.