Awarded annually since 2009, the Piolet d’Or award takes into account levels of technical ability, surpassing limits thought undoable and respect for the mountains and environment.
President Andrzej Duda decorated three high-altitude climbers with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday, for their part in a winter 2018 mountain rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
The famous magazine rewards a man who skied down K2 and two climbers involved in a desperate bid to save two colleagues stranded high on one of the world’s highest mountains.
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Called the Savage Mountain owing to its grim reputation for claiming lives, K2 has never been climbed in winter.
Although it is widely thought that the 49-year-old perished whilst ascending the third highest mountain in the world, her body has never been found and there are still some who believe she is living in seclusion in the mountains.
Poles hope to set world record by getting 400 people to Everest base camp.
One of the streets in the northwestern Lithuanian city Plunge has been named after the Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. The third woman in history to have conquered Mount Everest was born there on February 4, 1943.