Lacedelli's ascent was accompanied by controversy as he and fellow climber Walter Bonatti argued and accused each other of underhand tricks. Bonatti didn't make the summit, leaving Lacedelli and his climbing partner Achille Compagnoni as the final summit team.
Lacedelli's full account of the climb is detailed in his book K2 – The Price of Conquest, published in 2004.
Lacedelli also made many hard first ascents and repeats in the Dolomites and the European Alps including the south-west face of Cima Scotoni in the Dolomites and the second ascent of the east face of the Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc range.
This year's British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the Paraclimbing Cup took place at Awesome Walls,... Read more
15 year old Laura Rogora, from Rome, Italy, has repeated Red Bull, 8c, at Collepardo, needing only three tries, making it her... Read more
James McHaffie had a productive weekend in North Wales, establishing an Ogwen highball arête named Devil's... Read more
Jim Curran, who passed away on Tuesday 5th April following a long illness, was a genuine Renaissance man of climbing. His... Read more
Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of The cold and smelly breath of death, ~8B+/C, in the Cerro Dorotea on the border... Read more
Phil Kelly and Mick Ward have penned a poignant tribute to Brian Cropper, who sadly passed away last month. Brian's funeral is to... Read more