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Reinhold Messner gets Piolet d’Or

Posted in Kids, Mountains with tags , on April 11, 2010 by xi'an

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!)