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Born on this day

1979 Anna Elise Brown, British lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.


First ascents on this day

1984 Lobuje South East (aka Abi, 6090 m) by the American climber Lawrence Neilson and the Nepalese Sherpa climber Ang Gyalzen.


Gone on this day

2002 Raymond David Caughron, American climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994, died on Makalu during the night to April 26, aged 58.


Event on this day

2008 Launch of 8000ers.com, the site for all information about the mountains above 8000 metres and for many mountains below!


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Italian pioneer and Polish mountaineer died
Saturday, 08 August 2009 16:30

On August 6th, Riccardo Cassin, the leader of the successful Gasherbrum IV expedition in 1958, died, aged 100.

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Yesterday the Polish mountaineer Andrzej Marciniak was found dead on Posrednia Gran in the High Tatras. He ascended Everest in 1989 and Annapurna I in 1996. He was 50 years old.

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