Thursday, 27 February 2014

Les Piolets d'Or return to Chamonix in March 2014

Another Chamonix even that the Bellevue team are looking forward to is the Piolets d'Or - the Golden Ice Axes - is a celebration of high altitude alpinism, focussing on the spirit and values of the sport.

The Piolets d'Or is about the sense of exploration and the art of climbing the mountains. It brings together climbers who have experienced the Himalayas, Alaska, Patagonia, Chile, and of course, the Alps. 

The Career Piolets d'Or
The first ascents that took place during the preceding year will be celebrated and the prestigious Career Piolets d'Or will be presented.   Previous winners have included Reinhold Messner in 2010, Doug Scott in 
2011, Robert Paragot in 2012 and last year Kurt Diemberger.

The 6th edition of this award will be presented to the American John Roskelley.  The 64 year old has been celebrated in the alpinist world since the 70s, including being the first to climb the North east ridge of K2 in 1978.

Accommodation for the Piolets d'Or
The event takes place in Chamonix from 26-29 March and includes movies, talks and other events.

The Bellevue Alpine Lodge is a short 20 minute drive from Chamonix and offers great value B&B or Half Board accommodation in a quiet and peaceful setting, away from the bars and clubs of the centre of Chamonix. 

Call us on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43 to check availability.

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