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He was knighted to Sir Chris Bonington but he kept his feet on the ground. The 80-year-old Briton, a true living legend in mountaineering, is still a friendly man who is always speaking frankly. I was able to verify this at first hand when I met him last week in Chamonix where he was awarded the Piolet d’Or for his life achievements in the mountains.
Chris, what does the “Career Piolet d’Or” mean to you?
It means a huge amount, because this is an award for my peer group. And in it I’m joining some of the finest and best climbers in the world [Walter Bonatti (awarded in 2010), Reinhold Messner (2011), Doug Scott (2011), Robert Paragot (2012), KurtDiemberger (2013), John Roskelley (2014)], many of whom of course are good friends as well. So it means as much as any award I ever had.
You are 80 years old and you are still climbing, most recently in Catalonia in Spain some weeks ago. Please tell me your secret?
Date16. April 2015 | 16:31
TagsAdventurer, Annapurna II, Everest Southwest Face, Mount Everest, Piolets d'Or, Shivling, Sir Chris Bonington
It was not surprising any more. All three teams that had been nominated for this year’s Piolets d’Or were finally awarded the Golden Ice Axes. The US climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold got it for their full traverse of the Fitz Roy range in Patagonia, the Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky for their new route through the South Face of the 6,618-meter-high Thamserku in Nepal and the Slovenes Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic, because they had opened up a route via the North Face of the 6,657-meter-high Hagshu in Northern India.No doubt, three amazing climbs worth to be cherished.
Date12. April 2015 | 1:56
TagsCaldwell, Cesen, Chris Bonington, Courmayeur, Gukov, Honnold, Lindic, Lindsay Griffin, Lonchinsky, Piolets d'Or, Prezelj