Almanac

31 July



Born on this day

1948 Mathieu van Rijswick, Dutch climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1977.
1951 Akira Kumegawa, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2001.
1954 Padma Bahadur Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 1988.
1959 Andrej Terčelj, Slovenian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2004.
1959 Daniel Anker, Swiss climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1984.
1960 Andrei Volkov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 1992, Nanga Parbat in 1997 and Cho Oyu in 2002.
1960 Luis Carlos Garranzo, Spanish Murcian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1961 Tetsuaki Yoshimura, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1991.
1965 Fermin Peñarroya, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001.
1966 Oleg Paliy, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1970 Kul Bahadur Magar, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest three times (2009, 2010 and 2011).
1971 Juan Carlos Alonso, Spanish Galician climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2006.
1974 Mark Delstanche, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest in 2010.
1978 Oh Young-Hoon, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1982 John Ryan Beede, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1982 Ilina Arsova, Macedonian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1988 Karma Gyalgen (aka Karma Gyalzen), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2010, 2011 and 2012).

First ascents on this day

1950 Yerupajá (6617 m) by an American party.
1954 K2 (8611 m) by an Italian party.
1956 Muztag Ata (7509 m) by a Sino-Sovjet party.
1984 Karun Kuh (6977 m) by an Austrian party.

Gone on this day

2012 Zuzana Hofmannová, Czech lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004, Manaslu in 2006, Cho Oyu in 2009 and Broad Peak in 2012, where she died on descent, aged 53.