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Greenland and Mount Logan climbs recognised with Piolets d'Or
19 Apr 2011
Two climbs have been awarded the 2011 Piolets d'Or: Greenland Big Walls Expedition and Mount Logan South East Face.
The following text is from the organising committee of the prestigious award, which is supported by French, American, British and Italian alpine clubs - all member federations of the UIAA:
The jury, presided over by Greg Child, has come together to deliberate on the six expeditions selected for the 19th edition of the Piolets d’Or.
The selection was made from 53 first ascents across 19 countries on 5 continents, with 138 mountaineers of 22 different nationalities. These ascents represent the spirit of exploring remote and rugged locations, of pioneering new routes in lightweight style, and of embracing a sense of commitment and teamwork. These attributes lie at the heart of the Piolets d’Or.
The six climbs that were nominated by the jury this year are climbs that were deemed to best represent the ideals of the Piolets d’Or Charter, and are climbs that the jury themselves would have been proud to call their own. These diverse ascents were made by experienced alpinists, on low or middle altitude peaks, featuring exceptionally high levels of technical competence. There was an overriding sense of team spirit and having fun.
The jury has decided to highlight two very different ascents:
Greenland Big Walls Expedition
Mount Logan South East Face