As a parallel to the 150th anniversary programme, we have summarized below an overview of forthcoming mountain events. More information is available on the dedicated web sites.

Piolets d’Or:  9 to 12 April in Chamonix Mont-Blanc & Courmayeur

World Alpinism Meeting

affichepioletor300More than the recognition of a performance, the Piolets d’Or celebrates commitment, spirit and values. The Golden Ice Axe awards find inspiration in the history of mountaineering and the authenticity of the rope party, promoting moral values and the best of human ambitions.

At this 23rd ceremony, Chris Bonington will receive the Career Piolet d’Or, awarde to him for the occasion by his rope companion Doug Scott.  Reinhold Messner will be present to honour the career of this great mountaineer.

L’ENSA celebrates its 70th anniversary:  11th and 12th June

ensaIn 2015, ENSA (National School of Ski and Alpinism) will celebrate its 70 years of existence. Several highlights and events are planned to mark this anniversary to unite all those who in one way or another, past and present, have made the “school of the heights,” the Mecca of training professionals of the mountain. During these two days you can attend a symposium and various events. Gilles Chappaz will present his book, ENSA, the Ecole of summits – 70 years of skiing and mountaineering.

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