Almanac

Born on this day

1957 Masayoshi Yamamoto, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.


First ascents on this day

1979 Manaslu North-Peak II (6991 m) by a Czechoslovak party.


Gone on this day

1984 Jozef Psotka, Slovak climber, who participated in the first ascent of Nanga Parbat Forepeak in 1971, ascended Kangchenjunga in 1981 and Everest without bottled oxygen the previous day, died by a fall on descent, aged 50.


Historical event today

1986 Reinhold Messner, Italian (South Tyrolean) climber, is the first person who finished the ascents of all 14 8000er Main-Peaks by summiting Lhotse on this day.


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Nanga Parbat Mazeno Ridge: Summits!
Thursday, 19 July 2012 10:59

According to the expedition's website Sandy Allan and Rick Allen summited Nanga Parbat on Sunday July 15th. Today they arrived safely back at BC. Finally the long Mazeno Ridge route was climbed to the top of the mountain after many attempts. Congratulations!

Short report

 
Everest Daily Table to 2011
Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:48

It will take a while until the recent Everest ascent number is confirmed, but before here is the Everest Daily table updated to 2011. It is always possible, that the one or the other ascent can be added or deleted, but this is the knowledge of the moment. Also from 2010 there is a little update, so the most Everest ascenders on a single day were not 169, but 170.

Check the new table

 
More Dhaulagiri Ascents and Kinga on Lhotse
Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:34

On Friday Óscar Cadiach (59) summited Dhaulagiri I together with Miguel Ángel Pérez (43). It was Óscar's 10th and Miguel's 8th Main-8000er.

Report

Also on Friday Polish lady climber Kinga Baranowska (36) summited Lhotse. It was also her 8th Main-8000er and she equals Wanda Rutkiewicz in numbers with this ascent. Congratulations, Kinga!

Report

The tables will be updated soon. 

 
Hirotaka Takeuchi finished the 14
Saturday, 26 May 2012 14:11

It is also reported today, that Hirotaka Takeuchi summited Dhaulagiri I. So he is the first Japanese climber, who finished the 14 Main-8000ers. Congratulations, Hiro!

Please check the updated and expanded table here.

 
History by Lady Climbers
Friday, 25 May 2012 18:09

The Everest summit waves are very well documented on Alan Arnette's website. Apart from it two lady climbers were writing history. It is reported, that Iranian lady climber Parvaneh Kazemi (41) ascended Everest and Lhotse in a single season. Everest on May 18th and Lhotse on May 25th, both accompanied by Nima Gyalzen II (26). 28 men did this before, but she is the first woman to do so. Also she is the first Iranian woman on Lhotse. Congratulations! 

Brazilian born American woman Cleo Weidlich (48) summited Dhaulagiri I today (May 26th) and is now the first woman, who ascended Annapurna I (on April 20th) and Dhaulagiri I in a single season, which was done by ten men before. Congratulations as well!

 
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