Piolets d'Or - Cerro Kishtwar, 6173m (India)
  • Piolet dOr Family in the beautiful Saint Christophe en Oisans ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Complete Piolets d'Or team 2016 ©Piotr Drożdż

  • The most important people of Piolets dOr 2016 at the legendary La Cordee©Piotr Drożdż.jpg

  • Cerro Kischtwar's Manu & Hayden Piolets d'Or ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Cerro Riso Patron expedition Piolets d'Or ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Dave Ding expedition Piolets dOr ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Talung expedition Piolets d'Or ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Legends sharing a good spirit during the lunch in Sain Christophe en Oisans ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Piolets d'Or Carrière Voytek Kurtyka ©Piotr Drożdż

  • Hosts of the evening_Christophe Trommsdorff and Julia Marin ©Piotr Drożdż

Cerro Kishtwar, 6173m (India)

Following his ascent of Hagshu in 2014 (which received a Piolet d’Or in 2015), veteran Slovenian alpinist Marko Prezelj, who already has three Piolets d’Or to his name, set his sights on the unexplored east side of the nearby Cerro Kishtwar. Mick Fowler and Steve Sustad made the first ascent of the peak by the northwest face in 1993. After acclimatizing with a first ascent of the south ridge of Chomochior (6,278m, 1,400m, D+), the four-person team of Marko Prezelj, American Hayden Kennedy (who received a Piolet d’Or in 2013 for his ascent of Baintha Brakk in India), Frenchman Manu Pellissier, and Slovenian Urban Novak made the first ascent of Light Before Wisdom on 5-8 October 2015. The 1,200 m line is rated ED+ (more precisely: 5.11, WI6, M6, A2). The team descended by the south face and then rappelled the mountain’s east couloir.

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