2018 Piolets d'Or Significant Ascents

2018 Piolets d'Or Significant Ascents

Tino and Alan's climb of Rungofarka made the shortlist for the Piolet d'Or.

From the Piolets d’Or:

Routes listed represent significant and innovative "mountaineering" ascents within their respective areas during 2017. With only a few exceptions, routes below were new, climbed without placing drilled equipment, and in complete alpine style.

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2018 American Alpine Club Cutting Edge Grant

2018 American Alpine Club Cutting Edge Grant

The American Alpine Club (AAC) is pleased to annouce the recipients of the 2018 Cutting Edge Grant. The Cutting Edge Grant continues the Club’s tradition supporting climbing athletes in pursuit of world-class climbing and mountaineering objectives.

Alan and Tino will be going to the India’s Jammu and Kashmir to attempt the unclimbed north face of Chilling II (circa 6400m) in the Zanskar Range of the Himalaya.

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The Cutting Edge: AAJ Podcast

The Cutting Edge: AAJ Podcast

Alan gives an interview for the American Alpine Club's podcast.  "The Cutting Edge: Voices from the American Alpine Journal" is a new podcast featuring in-depth, tightly focused interviews with climbers who've just returned from ground-breaking ascents all over the world.  Listen to the full podcast here on SoundCloud.

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2017 Copp-Dash Inspire Award Winner

2017 Copp-Dash Inspire Award Winner

Supporting Small Teams with Big Goals in the High Mountains:

“The Inspire Award is not just a climbing expedition grant,” says Jonathan Thesenga. “One thing we all learned from Jonny and Micah is that it’s as much about the stories and experiences that we take away from our climbs, as the climb itself. This award has been designed to support small teams with big goals in the high mountains and empower them to bring their adventures back and share their stories of inspiration.”

http://www.coppdashinspireaward.com/winners/

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2017 Mugs Stump Award

2017 Mugs Stump Award

The recipients of the 2017 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Bozeman Ice Festival on Thursday, December 9. The award, a collaborative effort of Alpinist Magazine, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Mountain Gear, Patagonia, Inc., and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America's most visionary climbers. In the 25 years since its inception, the Mugs Stump Award has provided over $425,000 to small teams pursuing climbing objectives that exemplify light, fast and clean alpinism...

read more at: http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16f/newswire-2017-Mugs-Stump-recipients

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Alpinist.com: American Duo Goes Neck Deep in the Rolwaling

Alpinist.com: American Duo Goes Neck Deep in the Rolwaling

Alan Rousseau paused, breathing hard at 6200 meters above sea level. Lifting his arms out of the neck-deep snow, he used his ice tools to clear his path upward. The light, faceted flakes sloughed back onto him, but he burrowed upward; his partner, Tino Villanueva, followed behind. The motions repeated for 60 meters. Another pitch higher, he and Villanueva emerged on the summit of Pachermo (6275m).

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Climbing.com: Americans Bag New Route in Nepal

Climbing.com: Americans Bag New Route in Nepal

Mountain guides Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva climbed a new route on a 20,000-foot peak in Nepal and made a solid attempt on a higher peak. The two Americans were climbing in the Rolwaling Himal, an area they first visited in 2012, west of the popular Khumbu region.

After a seven-day trek and some reconnaissance while acclimatizing, the two made the likely first ascent of the west face of Pachermo (6,275m/20,587') on Halloween. 

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