For the third consecutive year, the 2023 Piolets d’Or ceromony will be held in Briançon between November 14th and 16th.
From an epic shortlist the award winners of the main awards have now been named.
First ascent of Reino Hongo (1,000m, M7 AI5+ 90°) on the south-southeast spur of Jirishanca (6,125m), Huayhuash, from July 21-24, by Alex Berg and Quentin Roberts (Canada). Descended the east buttress and lower southeast face.
Jugal Spire (6,563m)
First ascent of Jugal Spire (6,563m), Jugal Himal, via The Phantom Line (1,300m, ED) on the north face, from April 25-29, by Tim Miller and Paul Ramsden (UK). Traversed the mountain, descending by previously unclimbed ground.
Pumari Chhish East (6,850m)
First ascent of Pumari Chhish East (ca 6,850m), Hispar Muztagh, via The Crystal Ship (1,600m, 6b A2 M7) on south face and upper west ridge, from June 25-29 by Christophe Ogier, Victor Saucède, and Jérôme Sullivan (France). Rappelled route.
Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award:
Congratulations to the winners and all nominated.