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Andy Houseman nominated for Piolet d'Or

Back in November we reported on the success of ex-Out & About Saturday Staff Andy Houseman on the North Face of Chang Himal. In partnership with Nick Bullock he suceeded in this notable first ascent. Their climb has now been recognised by the selection committee of the prestigious Piolet d'Or and is one of five nominees for the 2010 award.



The news is extensively covered in the climbing media:

The British Mountaineering Council
UKclimbing
Piolet d'Or

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