Jury selects two teams for Piolets d’Or awards this year for 2016

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(Alpinist) The Piolets d’Or jury is giving awards to two climbing teams this week, along with two honorable mentions, at the annual international ceremony that acknowledges exemplary alpine ascents from the previous year.

This week the golden piolets are being presented to Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden for their first ascent of the North Buttress of Nyainqentangla South East (7046m) in Tibet (ED+ 1600m), and to the Russian team of Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov for their new route on the North Buttress (ED2: M7 WI5 5.10a A3, 1400m) of Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Gangotri. The Russians were also awarded their country’s version of a Piolet—a Russian Golden Axe—in December. Go to story


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