This year, John Roskelley became the first American to receive a Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, Roskelley takes a look back on his life and career. The previous lifetime achievement award winners are Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, and Kurt Diemberger. The Piolet d'Or is awarded for achievement in mountaineering. Check out our full story on this year's winners.

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