Piolet d'Or Nominees Announced
While the list is still considered tenative, the nominees for this year's Piolet d'Or have been announced. According to www.MountEverest.net, the nominees are:
Steve House and Vince Anderson, United States, for their new alpine-style route of Nanga Parbat's Rupal Face.
Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov, Kazakhstan, for their new alpine-style route of Broad Peak's South West Face.
Patrick Wagnon, Christian Trommsdorf and Yannick Graziani, France, for a first ascent of Chomo Lonzo's Central Summit.
Ueli Steck, Switzerland, for his combined solo climbs of Cholatse's North Face and Tawoche, known as The Khumbu Express.
Robert Jasper and Stefan Glowacz, Switzerland and Germany respectively, for their new route on Cerro Murallon, on the Patagonian Ice Cap.
Ermanno Salvaterra and Alessandro Beltrami, Italy, and Rolando Garibotti, Argentina, for their new alpine-style route on Cerro Torre.