23rd Piolet dâ€™Or Awards
- Wednesday 15th April 2015
April 15th, 2015
The 23rd Piolet d’Or Awards were held last weekend with three separate ascents being recognised by the international panel of judges as well as the life-time award.
Typically, only one award is made but this year the judges recognised a wealth of outstanding achievements in the mountains by awarding not one but three separate Piolet d’Ors – one each to the following:
- Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold (USA) for The Traverse of the Fitzroy Group, Pataagonia
- Alexander Gukov and Alexey Lonchinsky (Russia) for the first ascent of the Southwest face of Thamseku, Nepal
- Ales Cesen, Luka Lindic and Marko Prezelj (Slovenia) for the first ascent of the 1,350m North face of Hagshu, India
Sir Chris Bonnington was awarded the Career d’Or for his life-time achievements.
A gallery of images taken at the award ceremony follows:
Sir Chris Bonnington on-stage at the awards
Sir Chris Bonnington with his Career d’Or
A group shot of all the award winners on stage