Ezio Marlier reports about Mtbness, a new mixed climb up Aiguilles Marbrées (3535 m) in the Mont Blanc massif, first ascended with Luigi Santini, Jonathan Bracey and David Horwood.
Piolets d'Or 2016: Wojciech Kurtyka to receive Piolet d'Or Carrière and the 'big list' of elite alpinism
52 climbs carried out in 2015 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolets d'Or, the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave - La Meije in France. During the 24th edition, Polish mountaineer Wojciech Kurtyka will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.
British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed Zephyr, a possible new mixed climb up the East Face of Mt. Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif.
On 18/02/2015 British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker climbed Mastabas (M7, 250m), a possible new route up the NE Face of the Pyramide du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.
British mountain guide Matt Helliker has made what is believed to be the first ascent of two new mixed climbs on Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc massif: Chancer (M6, 250m) climbed with Jon Bracey and Night Fever (M8, 250m), climbed with Nick Bullock.
Rossano Libera recalls the first integral repeat of Birthright (Grands Charmoz - Mont Blanc) carried out in 2008 with Claudio Pozzi.
On 07/06/2013 British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey made the first free ascent of Birthright, first climbed in 1993 by Mark Twight and Scott Backes on the Grands Charmoz, Mont Blanc massif.
Part 2 - from July to December - of what happened in alpinism and climbing in 2012.
On 20/11/2012 British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey made the first ascent of Eyes Wide Shut (900m, ED1, M6, AO, UIAA IV+) up the NE Face of Mont Rouge di Greuvetta (Mont Blanc massif).
Video of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey during the first ascent of the Cartwright Connection on Mount Hunter in the Denali National Park, Alaska
Interview with British mountaineer Matt Hellinker after his first ascent of the Cartwright Connection, up Moonflower Buttress on Mount Hunter in the Denali National Park, Alaska together with Jon Bracey.
Over a 6 day period in May a small British team comprised of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey established The Cartwright Connection, a new route up Moonflower Buttress on Mount Hunter in the Denali National Park, Alaska.
A handful of British climbers have established a series of new mixed routes at the Rive Gauche, Chamonix.
Stable weather in Alaska has resulted in a flurry of new routes by a series of British teams.