On Friday 16 January 2007 the five teams nominated for the award will present their ascent to the public and the (desired and prestigious) golden ice axe will be awarded to the "ascent of the year".
On 10/11/2006 the Kazak mountaineers Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov won the first edition of the Piolet d'or Asia, the award created by Men and Mountain, Montagnes Magazine and Grivel for the best mountaineering achievement carried out by Asian mountaineers.
On 10/02 in Grenoble the golden ice axe, the mountaineering oscar 2005, was awarded to Steve House and Vincent Anderson for their new route up the Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat.
Interview with Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck, nominated for Piolet d'or 2005 for his solo ascents of Cholatse (6440m), Tawoche (6505m) and Ama Dablam (up to 5900m).
The six candidates for the prestigious Piolet d'or, promoted by the French Montagnes Magazine and awarded in Grenoble, France on 10 February.
Interview with the Russian expedition leader who received the Piolet d'Or 2004 for the first direct ascent of the North face of Jannu.
Interview with the American mountaineer who received the nomination for the Piolet d'Or 2004 for his solo ascent of K7. This climb recieved the People's Choice Award as the most important ascent of the year.
The prestigious Piolet d'Or 2004 promoted by Montagne Magazine was won by the Russian team for its ascent of Jannu. Steve House won the spectators award for his solitary ascent of K7.
The jury, headed by Krzysztof Wielicki, and the six candidates for the Piolet d'Or 2004 promoted by Montagnes Magazine
The six Piolet d'Or 2004 nominees for the most important alpine achievements of the year
Valeri Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko won the prestigous Piolet d'Or for their ascent of Nuptse East South Pillar in November 2003.
Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have won the Piolet d'Or 2002 with their first ascent of the North Face central couloir of Siguniang, China
From 8 — 12 January 2002 the French Parc National des Ecrins will host the Fournel Ice Climbing Event for 800 ice climbers. The nominees for the Piolet D'Or 2002 will be presented, as will the winning films of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
The Russian mountaineer was awarded the prestigious prize for his solo first-ascent of the north face of Meru Central Peak (6310m), located in India’s Garwhal.
The 12th "Rassemblement International des Glacieristes du Fournel" and 11th Piolet d'Or will take place in Argentière - La Bessée from 9-13 January 2002
Photos of the Thomas Huber and Iwan Wolf, the winners of the Piolet d'Or 2001 for Shivas Line on Shivling
Thomas Huber and Iwan Wolf awarded prestigious Piolet d'Or 2001 by Montagnes Magazine for Shivas Line on Shivling
The 11th "Rassemblement International des Glacieristes du Fournel" will take place in Argentiere - La Bessée from the 10th to the 14th of January 2001 and the CAF will award the prestigious "Piolet d'Or"
The 1999 Piolet d'or was awarded to the Frenchmen Lionel Daudet and Sebastien Foissac for their new route on Burkett Needle, Alaska.
On the 26th of October 1998, after fifteen days on El Capitan, the 29 year-old Slovenian Tomaz Humar completed Reticent Wall (VI, 5.9, A5 850m). Humar is well-known for his successes in the Himalayas, where in 1997 he ascended Nuptse in alpine style together with Janiz Jeglic, and Ama Dablam in the same style in 1996 with Vanja Furlan (winner of the trophy Piolet d'Or). Interview by Erik Svab photographs by Matej Mejovsek