Allen & Zimmerman narrowly miss coveted Piolet d’Or award.

By AMGA staff AMGA Guide Mark Allen and his partner Graham Zimmerman were on the short list for the Piolet d’ Or Award for their 2013 ascent of the Northeast Buttress (1400m, V AI4 M7 A1) of Mount Laurens (3,052m) in the Alaska Range. Though they didn’t win, they were really pleased just to be nominated, Allen […]

Allen & Zimmerman Nominated Finalists for the Piolet dʼOr

Mark Allen Mt. Laurens

AMGA Guide Mark Allen and his partner Graham Zimmerman were recently chosen as finalists from among 76 nominations for the renowned Piolet dʼOr, the most prestigious award in climbing. The winning team will be chosen by March 29, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we sat down with Allen to talk about the ascent that […]