Patrick Wagnon: An initial consensus quickly emerged within the jury (other members were Paul Ramsden, Conrad Anker, Alex Bluemel, Mikel Zabalza and Genki Narumi, editor’s note), knowing that we were instructed to reward 3 to 4 achievements and not just Himalayan ascents, since mountaineering is an activity that takes place in all the mountain ranges of the world.
Everyone agreed to reward this climb, which will remain one of the most remarkable of all time. Initially without reservation, but I suggested that we communicate
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