This evening at 21:00 at Courmayeur the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2014. All updates on twitter.
From 26 - 29 March the international meeting with the alpinism "Oscar" returns to Chamonix and Courmayeur on the two sides of Mont Blanc: a great jury will select the best climb in 2013, while American alpinist John Roskelley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Numerous events, including the meeting with Italian writer and climber Erri De Luca on 27 March at Courmayeur.
On Monday 17 March Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and Germany's Michi Wohlleben climbed the three North Faces of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, via, the routes Cassin, Comici - Dimai and Innerkofler. The report about the first winter ascent of the North Face enchainement by Michi Wohlleben.
From the most remote mountains in Nepal and Pakistan to the frozen lands of Alaska, via the imposing Masherbrum massif and symbollic Annapurna. Five ascents, carried out by some of the world's most talented alpinists, are in the running for Piolets d'Or 2014, the most important mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 26 - 29 March 2014 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
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.
In this video Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck talks about his 2013, marked by his Everest traverse attempt and the ascent of the South Face of Annapurna.
George Lowe, Erri De Luca, Catherine Destivelle, Denis Urubko, Lin Sung Muk and Karin Steinbach are the members of the highly expertPiolets d'Or 2014 Jury, with complementary approaches, endowed with a mountain spirit transcending the framework and limits of the discipline
A brief and by no means complete journey through the stories and the climbs of 2013, while waiting for new year.
On 13 November 2013 German alpinist Ines Papert made the first ascent of the hitherto unclimbed Likhu Chuli I (6719m) in Nepal, also referred to as Pig Pherago Shar. Her climbing partner Thomas Senf abandoned his attempt circa 140m below the summit due to frostbite.
Video interview with Ueli Steck, conducted by Hervè Barmasse, after the historic solo ascent of the Annapurna South Face (8091m, Himalaya, Nepal) on 9 October 2013.
Interview with French alpinist Stéphane Benoist after the recent, epic ascent of the South Face of Annapurna carried out together with Yannick Graziani.
The two French climbers Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist who reached the summit of Annapurna via the south face on October 24th have been taken by helicopter to Kathmandu. Benoist is reported to have suffered frostbite. They may be back in France already by tomorrow.
Last Thursday 24 October the French guides Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist are reported to have climbed the south face of Annapurna, repeating the route climbed by Ueli Steck on 9 October. This news, reported on many specialised web sites, has not been confirmed, nor is it known whether Graziani and Benoist have returned to Base Camp.
The video of Ueli Steck: great alpinism and his historic solo ascent of the South Face of Annapurna, Nepal, Himalaya.
A look back at Ueli Steck and his solo ascent of the South Face of Annapurna... I've been surprised for years, and I don't envy them because the great thing is knowing and realising that these "visionaries" are up there, unattainable yet key to all of us who dream. They have always made me happy. By Ivo Ferrari
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck talks about his fast and impressive solo ascent up the South Face of Annapurna South (8091m, Nepal, Himalaya) that on 8 and 9 October 2013 enabled him to make the first ascent of the direct line attempted in 1992 by Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Pierre Beghin.
Yesterday Ueli Steck soloed the South Face of Annapurna (8091m) Nepal, Himalaya. Currently there are no further details, apart from the fact that the Swiss alpinist is already back in Base Camp.
Ueli Steck from Switzerland and Don Bowie from Canada are currently on their way to the South Face Base Camp of Annapurna 8091m (Nepal, Himalaya) where they will attempt to climb one of the most difficult and dangerous faces in the Himalaya.
Interview with Hansjörg Auer and Simon Anthamatten after the historic first ascent of Kunyang Chhish East, Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out in July 2013 together with Matthias Auer up the formidable SW Face.
The two British climbers Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett have repeated Paciencia (8a, 900m) up the North Face of the Eiger.