Doug, thanks for inspiring generations of climbers through your unique career: the quality, quantity and diversity of first ascents you made over several decades in the higher mountains remains unequalled. Thanks for being the advocate of progressive simple alpine style climbing, and accepting to be our first jury president when we launched the new "Piolets d'Or" plural in 2009. In 2011 it was an honour to present you with our Career Award, and to welcome you again in 2015 as a guest, on that occasion to celebrate Chris Bonington's career. We will miss your presence!
Christian Trommsdorff, GHM president