Almanac

03 May



Born on this day

1936 Anton Buhl, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1996.
1944 Odd Eliassen, Norwegian climber, who ascended Everest in 1985.
1952 Michael Patterson, South African climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005 and Everest in 2007.
1953 Malcolm (Mal) Duff, British (Scottish) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1994 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995. He died in 1997 on Everest, aged 43.
1955 Michael Bell, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001.
1957 Philip Cornelissen, Belgian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1982.
1961 Seiji Yasukawa, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1962 Kenichi Ikeda, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1962 John Bernard Soebbing, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1964 Antonello Martines, Italian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2000 and Gasherbrum II in 2003.
1964 Pascal Jouanny, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1966 Alan Victor Wade, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1967 Julen Reketa, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1999 and Everest in 2001.
1968 William Kent Harvey, American climber, who ascended Everest twice (2009 and 2012).
1969 Ernestas Markšaitis, Lithuanian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2012. He was killed in 2013 in BC of Nanga Parbat, aged 44.
1972 Anne-Garance Marziou, French lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1980 Adam Christopherson, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1980 Thomas Fry, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1980 Kevin Trundle, Irish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1982 Richard Murrell, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1990 Lhakpa Tshering (a, aka Lakpa Chhiring), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014.

First ascents on this day

1962 Lönpo Gang (6979 m) by a Japanese party.
1990 Swargarohini (aka Surgnalin, 6252 m) by an Indian party.

Gone on this day

1991 Marija Frantar, Slovenian lady climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990, died by a fall on Kangchenjunga, aged 35. She was accompanied by Slovenian climber Jože Rozman, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1988 and Nanga Parbat in 1990 and died as well, aged 36.
1991 Georg Rüdiger Lang, German climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1990, died on Everest, aged 35.