Almanac

01 July



Born on this day

1946 Hedd-Wyn Lloyd Williams, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1949 Craig Lewis Hanneman, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1951 Ivan (Ivč) Kotnik, Slovenian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1975.
1959 Jiabu (aka Gyalbu), Tibetan climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma twice (1981 and 1994), Gurla Mandhata in 1985 (first ascent), Everest three times (1990, 1999 and 2005), Namcha Barwa in 1992 (first ascent), Dhaulagiri I in 1993, Cho Oyu twice (1994 and 2004), Gasherbrum II in 1995, Manaslu in 1996, Nanga Parbat in 1997, Kangchenjunga in 1998, Broad Peak Foresummit in 2001 and Makalu in 2003.
1960 Vladimir Solomatov, Russian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1995.
1960 Norbert Bannert, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2001.
1961 Timothy Leonard (Tim) Rippel, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1963 Joachim Schweizer, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1963 Ren Rui-Jin, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1964 Udo Ebner, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1966 Marco Da Pozzo, Italian climber, who ascended K2 in 2004.
1967 Anand Swaroop, Indian climber, who ascended Nanda Devi in 1993 and Cho Oyu in 2006.
1968 Surendra Singh Bodh, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1969 Li Hai-Bing, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015.
1970 Christian Walter, German climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2001 and Nanga Parbat in 2004.
1970 Kim Dae-Reang, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1972 Juan Diego Amador, Spanish Canarian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002, Gasherbrum II in 2003 and Everest in 2004. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2007.
1975 Seong Nak-Jong, Korean climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2005.
1977 Pasang Rita I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012) and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1978 Petter Lindén Nyquist, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2009.
1978 Paul Niel, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest and Lhotse in 2013.
1979 Jogabyasa Bhoi, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1981 Kelsang Dorjee, Indian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2012.
1982 Pemba (aka Bianba), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest four times (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and Cho Oyu twice (2005 and 2006).
1983 Moghbel Honar Pajhouh, Iranian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2002. He died in 2007 in Bokan (Iran) after a fall from stone, aged 24.
1984 Ngawang Tenzing (aka Awang Denzing), Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2005 and 2006) and Everest in 2007.
1984 Tenzing (aka Danzeng, "Small"), Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2008.
1984 Wangdu IV, Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2009.
1986 Tsering Dhondup ("Small"), Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice in 2006.
1989 Jeon Pooreuna (Pruna?), Korean lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

First ascents on this day

1977 Baintha Brakk ("Ogre") West-Peak (7225 m) by a British party.
1980 Gasherbrum I South-Peak (aka Hidden South, 7109 m) by a French party.
2014 Kula North (6405 m) by a German solo climber.

Gone on this day

2004 Günter Jung, German climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2004, where he died on descent, aged 64. He was the oldest to summit the mountain.