Almanac

29 January



Born on this day

1942 Karel Schubert, Czech climber, who ascended Makalu in 1976, where he died on descent, aged 34.
1948 Anselme Baud, French climber, who ascended Yalung Kang in 1984.
1952 Andries Nolte Botha, Canadian climber of South African origin, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1959 Nauro Soregaroli, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992.
1959 Cynthia Lou (Cindy) Abbott, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1960 Temba Wangdi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu three times (2002, 2003 and 2004) and Makalu in 2006. He died in autumn 2006 on Pumori, aged 46.
1961 Colin Grissom, American climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1987.
1962 Patrick Z'Brun, Swiss climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1965 Andrei Zaikin, Uzbek climber, who ascended Everest in 1998.
1965 Rudolf Kobler, Swiss climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1966 Bayarsaikhan Luvsandorj, Mongolian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1967 Philippe Reuter, Chilean climber, who ascended Everest in 2001.
1968 Marco Salvaneschi, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1971 Colin Lively, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1972 Asier Izaguirre, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2007 and Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu in 2008, Kangchenjunga in 2009 and Annapurna I and Shisha Pangma in 2010.
1973 Johann Kaufmann, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 2004.
1974 Marco Chiantore, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001.
1974 Simon Thomas Gower, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1975 Graham Duff, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1976 Birgitte Frost Nøhr, Danish lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1978 Petar Pećanac, Serbian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2007.
1980 Sange II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2008, Dhaulagiri I in 2011 and Manaslu in 2013.
1982 ("Big") Tsering Dhondup, Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1983 Nima Dorje VI (Ngima Dorchi), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2006 and 2011), Lhotse in 2012 and K2 in 2014.
1984 Lee Zhen-Chen (Jane), Singaporean lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007 and Everest in 2009.
1988 Samden, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2011 and 2012).

First ascent on this day

1934 Tronador (3470 m) by Hermann Claussen solo.
1964 Volcán Lautaro (Chile, 3580 m) by an Argentinean party.

Gone on this day

2010 Mikael Reuterswärd, Swedish climber, who ascended Everest in 1990 and Lhotse in 1994, was found dead at his home, aged 45.