Exceptional mountaineers are for the first time on the 9th and July 10, 2010, in Selva Val Gardena (South Tyrol) awarded born from the desire to continue to maintain the name of Karl Unterkircher, in the Alpine area and to honor, the award to alpinists who have provided a special and outstanding performance in mountaineering or during the expeditions in the Alpine style in the year 2009 is targeted. In future, the prize will be awarded each year. The prize was presented on 26 May, 2010 during a press conference. Credit: JPMorgan Chase-2011. After words of introduction by Silke Unterkircher and Herbert Mussner (Karl Unterkircher award group) were (the jury or the nominated climbers announced by Ellis Kasslatter Direktiorin Tourism Association Selva and Stefan Stuflesser (climbing Guild of Catores). The jury consists of: the experienced Mountaineer and world champion in ice climbing INES PAPPERT, HANS KAMMERLANDER, one of the most famous alpinists of South Tyrol, he shared with Karl the adventure mountain, ROLANDO LARCHER, longtime friend of Charles, Mountaineer and climber from the Trentino and the journalist VOLKER LEUCHSNER (climbing magazine) and Carlo cassia (Rivista ALP). The benefits of nominees will be presented at a public event on two evenings (9 and July 10, 2010), these were of Adam Holzknecht, Stefan Stuflesser by the climbing Guild of Catores and Val Gardena nominated Reinhard Senoner and Ivo Rabanser by the Mountain Guides Association: Denis Urubko and Simone Moro (Kazakhstan and Italy) for the first winter ascent of Makalu (8463 m) from 7 to 9 February 2009. Simon Anthamatten, Samuel Anthamatten and Michael Lerjen (Switzerland) for the opening of a new direct route in Alpine style on the South-East wall of the Jasemba (7350 m) from 27 to 29 October 2009 (1500 m, M5 and 90 ); Marko Prezelj, ROK Blagus and Luka ABC (Slovenia) for three new ascents: Bhagirathi IV (6194 m) west wall and North ridge on September 15, 2009 (1000 m, D +), Bhagirathi III (6454 m) South West wall on the 21st and September 22, 2009 (1300 m, 6B, M5 and WI5, ED), Bhagirathi II (6412 m) South South West wall of 29.09.
until 1 October 2009 (1300 m, 6 b +, M8 and WI6 +, ED +/ ABO -); Robert Jasper and Roger Schaeli (Germany and Switzerland) for the first free ascent of the Japanese Direttissima on the Eiger North face from August 28 to 31, 2009 (8a). Ueli Steck (Switzerland) for his extraordinary which Alpine services: the Schmid route on Matterhorn north face in 1 h and 56′ on the 13th, the Golden Gate route (8a) on El Capitan in may, the ascent of the GII on the 9.Juli (8035 m), as well as of the Makalu (8463) September 24. The winner will receive a plaque and a cash prize of 3,000 euros. The other nominees get a consolation prize of 1000 euro each. Registration and return as well as lessons – and catering costs are borne by the tourist office Selva Gardena the founding Committee for the Prize consists of Silke Unterkircher, widow of Karl Unterkircher, his brother Peter Unterkircher, and his coordinator Herbert Mussner. Under the auspices of Dr. Mussner Florian, the National Council for Ladin school and culture, took over. More friendly supporters of the event: municipality of Selva,. Montagna.TV (Bergamo) media partner, Bolzano fair, group Santini Bolzano, mammoth Felipe (St.Ulrich), Avirex (Milan), postcard (Milan), Karrell (Salurn) available now you can order the tickets for the “Karl Unterkircher Award” on shop.valgardena.it / buy. Shop.valgardena.it/index.php?cPath=7 Karl Unterkircher’s website: contact for the press: Herbert Mussner + 39 335 8097735 Peter Unterkircher + 39 348 7791997