Japanese mountaineers Fumitaka Ichimura, Yusuke Sato and Kazuki Amano have received the 3rd Piolet d'or Asia for their new route up the N Face of Kalanka (Garhwal, India, Himalaya).
The third edition of the Piolet d'Or Asia will take place in Seoul at 20.00 this evening. This imporant meeting and award has become a classic event to analyse the state of Asian mountaineering.
The team comprised of the Italians Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Luca Vuerich and the Kazakh mountaineers Denis Urubko, Serguey Samoilov, Eugeny Shutov and Gennady Durov has now reached Hillary Base Camp and all is set for their winter attempt of Makalu.
November 2007. The second edition of the Piolet d'or Asia was held in Seoul on 2 November and was awarded to the Korean team comprised of Sim Kwang Sik, Kang Yongsun and Joo MinSu who in July 2007 carried out the first ascent of the Garmush West Face (Hindu Kush, Pakistan).
The 4 nominations for the second edition of the Piolet d’or Asia, due to take place in Seol on November 2, have been made public.
On 26 January 2007 Marko Prezelj and Boris Lorencic from Slovenia were awarded the "Golden ice axe" for their new route on Chomo Lhari. Pavle Kozjek was awarded the Spectators Choice for his new route climbed solo up Cho Oyu. This was the 16th edition of the mountaineering award, created by the French Montagnes magazine, to honour the best mountaineering achievement of the previous year.
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 8 May Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov summited Manaslu via new route up the NE Face.
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.
The six candidates for the prestigious Piolet d'or, promoted by the French Montagnes Magazine and awarded in Grenoble, France on 10 February.
At 11.30 on 25/07/2005 Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov reached the summit of Broad Peak (8.048m Himalaya, Karakorum) via a new route up the SW Face.
The report by Simone Moro eand details of the new route on the North Face of Khali Himal - Baruntse North (7066m), Nepal.
At 7.00am (CET) Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Bruno Tassi reached the summit of Khali Himal (7041m) or Baruntse North.
On 18/07 Denis Urubko, member of the International Pakistan Expedition 2003, summited Broad Peak after helping to rescue Jean-Christophe Lafaille.
On 15/07/2003 Simone Moro, Inaki Ochoa, Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Ed Viesturs of the International Pakistan Expedition 2003 reached the summit of Broad Peak (8047m).
On 17/06 Denis Urubko, Dima Chumakov, Maksut Jumaiev and Vassilly Pitsov, members of theInternational Pakistan Expedition 2003, reached the summit of Nanga Parbat 8125m.
The Winter Polish K2 Expedition has been called off withoutn a successful summit but with all members, including Denis Urubko, Marcin Kaczkan and Krzysztof Wielicki safely back in Base Camp
Crucial moments for Mondinelli and Filo delo Impossibile attempting Broad Peak, and Denis Urubko, Wielicki and the Winter Polish Expedition attempting the first winter ascent of K2
An expedition led by Krzysztof Wielicki is currently attempting the first winter ascent of K2