The Ascent Book - Piolet d'Or list

Ascents in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges made during 2012 and included in the Piolet d'Or "Super Big List" from which nominees for the 2013 Piolet d'Or mountaineering award are chosen.

  • First ascent of Langmoche Ri (6617m)

    North-West Ridge

    17 November 2012

    Climbed by Alan Rousseau , Tino Villanueva

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal
  • Kyashar (6770m)

    First ascent of The NIMA Line

    11 November 2012

    Climbed by Yasuhiro Hanatani , Hiroyoshi Manome

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal

    Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013

  • First ascent of Simnang Himal (6251m)

    Redpoint

    23 October 2012

    Climbed by Serhiy Bublik , Mykola Shymko

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal
  • Janak (7090m)

    First ascent of Blue Racer

    22 October 2012

    Climbed by Luka Stražar , Nejc Marčič

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal
  • Churen Himal West (7371m)

    First ascent of Princess Cecile Line

    Route completed without continuing to the summit

    15 October 2012

    Climbed by Marco Camandona , François Cazzanelli , Emrik Favre

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal
  • Shiva (6142m)

    First ascent of The Prow

    October 2012

    Climbed by Mick Fowler , Paul Ramsden

    Himalaya mountains, India

    Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013

  • Arwa Spire (6193m) via Fior di Vite

    28 September 2012

    Climbed by Roger Schäli , Simon Gietl

    Himalaya mountains, India
  • Kamet (7756m)

    First ascent of Spicy Game

    25 September 2012

    Climbed by Sébastien Bohin , Didier Jourdan , Sébastien Moatti , Sébastien Ratel

    Himalaya mountains, India

    Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013

  • First ascent of Himjung (7140m)

    southwest face

    20 September 2012

    Climbed by Chang-Ho Kim , Chi-Young An

    Himalaya mountains, Nepal
  • Muztagh Tower (7276m)

    First ascent of Think Twice

    25 August 2012

    Climbed by Sergey Nilov , Dmitry Golovchenko , Alexander Lange

    Karakoram mountains, Pakistan

    Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013