“Inspiration, action and sharing” will be the headlines for the 2017 edition of the Piolets d’Or
Famed alpinist and Grenoble native Lionel Terray famously referred to alpinists as “Conquerors of the Useless”. The Piolets d’Or are an annual celebration of a selection of the year’s greatest alpine-style climbs, chosen both for their aesthetics and for the sense of exploration and innovation of those so-called conquerors of the useless.
This year, the Piolet d’Or is setting up its base camp in the city of Grenoble, the “capital of the Alps”. Taking on a new form, the event will include hands-on workshops and hopes to offer a high-quality event that reaches an even larger audience.