Climbing has announced the winners of its annual award for the fastest, highest, and hardest vertical pursuits of last year. Below is a quick listing of the Golden Piton awards for 2010, with links to the full write-ups on climbing.com. And if you want even more, there are links to interviews with and about the climbers from our blog.
Breakaway Success: Kyle Dempster
Two recent climbs in China, combined with a body of work that includes the west face of Tahu Rutum in Pakistan in 2008
Alpine: Yashusi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama
Climbing Mt. Logan's 8,500 southeast face and then moving up another 3,000 feet to the peak of Logan, before a 20-mile descent along an avalanche prone ridge
Ice: Tim Emmet and Will Gadd, Spray On, WI10, Helmcken Falls, British Columbia
Photo of Alex Honnold, Credit: Tom Evans