Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Photo: Micah Dash

Copp-Dash Inspire Award, sponsorisé par des équipementiers américains dont Mountain Hardwear vient d’annoncer les premiers gagnants. Le prix porte le nom de la cordée Jonny Copp et Micah Dash disparue en 2009.

Le prix récompense des ascensions techniques en style léger sur de haute montagne dans des zones reculées ou difficile d’accès.

En 2010, les nominees:

  • Kevin Mahoney with Ben Gilmore and Freddie Wilkinson. South Face of Nuptse, Nepal. Alpine-style ascent via a new route on the perimeter of the Cobweb Wall.
  • Madaleine Sorkin with Lorna Illingworth and Emily Stfler. Southeast Face of Mt. Proboscis, Canada. First complete free ascent of the 2,000-foot Original Route.
  • Matt McCormick with Jim Shimberg and Tim Deroehn. Southeast Pillar of K7 West, Nepal. Alpine-style first complete ascent of a major sub-summit of K7 West.
  • Sam Johnson with Ryan Hokanson. South Face of Mt. Shand and traverse of Mt. Hayes massif, Alaska. Alpine-style first ascent of 1,500-meter face on Mt. Shand and 12-mile traverse of Hayes massif, entailing thousands of vertical meters of climbing.
  • Sarah Garlick with Danika Gilbert, Jim Surette and Dave Nettle. Northwest face of the Baroness, Greenland. New free route on 2,000-foot northwest face of the Baroness.
  • Will Meinen with Fred McGuinness and Scott Thumlert. North Face of Mt. Geikie, Canada. First ascent on 4,000-foot face.
  • Zack Smith with Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson. Traverse of the Moose’s Tooth massif. A full traverse of the massif, entailing an estimated 12,000 feet of ice, rock, and snow climbing.

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