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April 4, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Two Washington climbers finalists for prestigious ‘Golden Ice Axe’

Two Washington climbers are just returning from France and Italy, where they were finalists for the prestigious Piolet d’Or (French for “Golden Ice Axe”), a juried climbing award given by the French magazine Montagnes (“Mountains”) and The Groupe de Haute Mantagne since 1991. The award recognizes a particular mountain climb for originality, innovative nature of the…

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