David Lama has made a solo ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m high mountain on border between Nepal and Tibet attempted twice before by the Austrian alpinist.
The documentary Walk the Line featuring David Lama and Conrad Anker, their attempts to climb Lunag Ri (6888m) and Anker's drammatic heart attack in November 2016.
On 17 October Mathieu Détrie and Julien Dusserre climbed a new route up Dazampa Tse (Dzasampatse) in the Nangpai-Gosum, Himalaya, Nepal. The next day their expedition companions Pierre Labbre and Mathieu Maynadier repeated the route.
The complete list of all 2013 ascents taken into consideration by the Piolets d'Or, from which the choice of nominees for the Piolets d'Or 2014 will be made.
On 23 October the French alpinists Mathieu Détrie, Mathieu Maynadier, Pierre Labbre and Jérôme Para made the first ascent of the virgin south Face of Gauri Shankar (7134m) in the Rolwaling Himal, located on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Two Piolets d'Or were awarded on 15 April in Chamonix, France, during the IXX Piolet d'Or 2011: to the Greenland Big Walls by Sean Villanueva, Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Bob Shepton and to the ascent up Mount Logan in Canada by Yasushi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama from Japan. On 16 April in Courmayeur the British mountaineer Doug Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Walter Bonatti who, like Reinhold Messner, had preceded him in the Hall of Fame. The complete report.
At the end of October a four-man French team comprised of Max Belleville, Mathieu Detrie, Mathieu Maynadier, and Seb Ratel carried out the first ascent of Lunag II (6830m) Nepal.