10 Feb Winners of the 2010 Mugs Stump Awards
"The Mugs Stump Award is given annually to climbers attempting alpine climbing objectives that exemplify fast, light and clean tactics. The awards are a tribute to the late Mugs Stump, one most prolific and visionary climbers of United States until his death in a crevasse fall in Alaska in May 1992."
"Best known for his first ascent of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies and his triptych of brilliant Alaskan climbs—the East Face of the Moose’s Tooth, the Moonflower Buttress on Mount Hunter, and a one-day solo of Denali’s Cassin Ridge—Mugs was the complete climber, adept at all forms of the game. Both a dedicated athlete and a seeker after a higher truth beyond the physical manifestations of his sport, he saw climbing as a celebration of boldness, purity and simplicity."
from Mug Stumps Award website
Winners of the 2010 Mugs Stump Awards and Polartec Challenge Grants have been announced: six small teams will receive a total of $25,000 in grants for their lightweight, clean expeditions to unclimbed objectives
Colin Haley, Mt. Foraker, Alaska, with Bjorn-Eivind Artun. A single-push first ascent on the southeast side of Alaska’s second-highest peak, one of the biggest unclimbed faces in the central Alaska Range.
Jasmin Caton, unnamed peak, Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland, with Jen Olson and Kate Rutherford. An all-free route up a beautiful pillar in this remote region.
Joe Puryear, Karjiang, Tibet, with David Gottlieb. The first ascent of this stunning pyramid, which, at 7221 meters, is among the highest unclimbed summits in the world.
Scott Adamson, Moose’s Tooth, Alaska, with Tom Adamson. A new route on the east face of this legendary Alaska peak.
Toby Grohne, Siguniang, China, with Jesse Huey. A super-light and fast ascent of the 1,500-meter northwest face, a major mixed route on this 6,250-meter peak.
Dylan Johnson, Dojitsenga, Tibet, with Josh Wharton. An all-free, alpine-style ascent of the east buttress of this stunning 5,662-meter peak.
source: Dougald MacDonald report on climbing