North Vancouver, BC (April 16, 2015) – In honor of winning the 2015 Piolets d’Or Award for his outstanding achievement in alpinism, Arc’teryx, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to extend a huge congratulations to athlete, Luka Lindič, for being one of the youngest recipient ever to receive the prestigious alpine award.
The international Piolets d’Or Award committee recently selected Luka and his Slovenian partners Aleš Česen and Marko Prezelj for opening a new route on the 1350m North Face of Hagshu (6657M) In India.
In speaking about the award, Luka commented on his desire to continue climbing the highest, most technical peaks in the world.
"I don't exactly know why, but sport climbing and bouldering seem to be more attractive nowadays...but not for me,” said Lindic. “I will continue to climb hard and pure routes in the Alps and Himalaya."
The Piolets d'Or (Golden Ice Axes), which is in its 23rd year, took place last week in Chamonix, Mont Blanc in France.
"We’re so happy for Luka and company-wide we celebrate his incredible achievement in a sport that means so much to all of us”, said Laura Fergusson, North American athlete and event manager for Arc’teryx.
“And more than simply recognizing his outstanding achievements in alpinism, the Piolets d'Or rewards climbers for the spirit and values that the bring to the sport. We’re so proud of Luka for all he’s contributed to the climbing community this past season,” Fergusson added.
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