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Born on this day

1943 Giovanni Calcagno, Italian climber, who ascended Tirich Mir twice in 1975, Broad Peak in 1984, Gasherbrum II and I during 13 days in 1985, K2 in 1986 and Nanga Parbat in 1987. He disappeared on Denali (McKinley) in 1992, aged 49.


First ascent on this day

1958 Arenales (Patagonia, Chile, 3365 m) by a Chilean-Japanese party.


Gone on this day

2013 Tomasz Kowalski, Polish climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2013 (first winter ascent), died on descent, aged 27.


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ALL 14 - Table Updated
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:52

The All 14 - Table is updated! You can find it here!

 


 
"Herausforderung 8000er" veröffentlicht!
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:08

Good news for the German speaking readers (in German):


Die deutsche erweiterte und überarbeitete Version des Buches "On Top of the World - The New Millennium" ist nun nach langer intensiver Arbeit unter dem Titel "Herausforderung 8000er" erschienen.

Es enthält neben spannenden Geschichten zu historischen und neuen Besteigungen im neuen Jahrtausend Routentabellen und Chronikauszüge bis Mitte Oktober 2013 und viele schöne unveröffentlichte Fotos. Auf anderen ausgesuchten Fotos sind auch alle Routen und Versuche genau eingezeichnet. Somit ist das Buch ein Nachschlagewerk, an dem alle Bergfreunde ihre Freude haben werden. Hier kann man es bestellen.

 
Alpine History: Triple Seven Summits finished
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:28

August 23rd again marks a date for Alpine History. After a lot of difficulties to confirm the true Second and Third Seven Summits including survey expeditions the challenge was finished with Shkhara on that date by Christian Stangl. Yes, he made a big mistake with the K2 fairy tale in 2010, but with his patience and detailed evidence since then he on one hand is now the first confirmed climber, who summited the Second Seven Summits as well as the Third Seven Summits and on the other hand he helped to establish correct geographical figures. Check the updated table here!

First photos here and here!

 
Czech Success and Tragedy
Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:56

Tomáš Petreček and Marek Novotný were successful on Gasherbrum I and II.

Short report here

Zdeněk Hrubý and Marek Holeček attempted a new route on Gasherbrum I but were not able to top out. Unfortunately on the way down Zdeněk Hrubý fell to his death.

He was one of the Czech leading climbers with eight Main-8000ers (Cho Oyu in 1994, Gasherbrums I and II in 1997, Lhotse in 1999, Shisha Pangma in 2004, Broad Peak in 2007, Dhaulagiri I in 2008 and Nanga Parbat in 2012) and the president of the Czech Mountaineering Federation. It appears that he died on his 57th birthday. 

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Our condolences go to his family and friends!

 
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