Reinhold Messner gets Piolet d’Or

Yesterday, Reinhold Messner got the 2010 Piolet d’Or lifetime achievement. This is quite an appropriate reward for the most exceptional climber alive who imposed the ethics of Alpine climbing in the Himalayas and who opened new routes on most of the 8000’s… In addition, teams from the nominees will receive the 2010 Piolets d’Or for extremely technical climbs accomplished last year. To celebrate this event (!), I went climbing indoor with my daughter this afternoon. The place was empty and it was great to practice again after an almost two year [finger] break. Although bagging 5c routes was harder than before. (Kudos to my daughter for belaying me on a Saturday afternoon!)

One Response to “Reinhold Messner gets Piolet d’Or”

  1. […] agreed to come climbing with me. A real gift! We had two hours of great climbing together in the local indoor club, with very few climbers that early in the morning. (The rib hurt a lot more than when running, […]

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