Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Piolet d'Or candidates announced. The late Aartun selected.

The 2012 Piolets d'Or candidates were announced for the most progressive, difficult, committing climbs of 2011 done in good, clean style.  A list and explanation of the climbs can be found on the Alpinist Newswire website, at this link:


Among the candidates is the late Bjorn-Eivind Aartun who was killed last week in a climbing accident in Norway.

The climbs include Pik Pobeda (7439m), Kyrgyzstan, Saser Kangri II (7518m), India, K7 West (6615m), Pakistan, Xuelian North-East (6249m), China, Meru Central (6310m), India, and Torre Egger (2850m), Argentina.

These six candidates were selected from a list of 86 climbs, which can be found at this site:


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