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.
On 28 October Tomasz Humar from Slovenia reportedly carried out a solo ascent of the south Face of Annapurna reaching the South Summit at 8026m, located to the east of the 8091m high main summit.
On 30/07/2007 Dave Graham made the fourth ascent of Realization / Biographie, 9a+ at Ceuse, France.
On 21 February Ueli Steck from Switzerland climbed the North Face of the Eiger in a record time of 3.54.
From 14 - 23 March Philippe Batoux and Lionel Daudet made the first ascent of “Little Big Men” (A3, 6a, M5), on the wild and grandiose East Face of the Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc.
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.
For 6 days no one has heard anything from Jean-Christophe Lafaille, currently engaged in the difficult first winter ascent (and, above all, solo) of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Jean-Christophe Lafaille is currently attempting the first winter ascent of Makalu 8463m, the fifth highest mountain in the world
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
On 29/07/2004 Patxi Usobiaga made the third ascent of Realization / Biographie, 9a+ at Céüse.
Expeditions: summit time is fast approaching. In the Everest region the second half of May is statistically the most important time of year for successful summit bids.
Valeri Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko won the prestigous Piolet d'Or for their ascent of Nuptse East South Pillar in November 2003.
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.
On 23/05 Manuela Di Centa becomes the first italian women to climb Everest, while Jean-Christophe Lafaille climbs Dhaulagiri on 20/05
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.