Almanac

28 June



Born on this day

1949 Lluís Gómez, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1988.
1949 Toni Bericat, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1992.
1950 Rudolf de Koning, Dutch climber, who ascended Rakaposhi (7788 m) in 1986 and Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1987, where he died on descent, aged 37.
1950 Mauro Ferrari, Swiss climber, who ascended Manaslu in 1991.
1953 Anna Collet (née Apraxine), French lady climber of Russian origin, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Cho Oyu in 1998 and Everest in 2001. She died in 2001 one day before her birthday in a plane accident, aged 47.
1955 Yuji Futamata, Japanese climber, who ascended Makalu in 1991 and died on Huang Guan Shan (aka The Crown, 7295 m) in 1992, aged 37.
1955 Paul D. Burgess, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2004 and 2007).
1959 Alain Cheze, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1962 Artur Hajzer, Polish climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1983, Manaslu in 1986, Annapurna I and Shisha Pangma in 1987, Annapurna I East-Peak in 1988, Dhaulagiri I in 2008, Nanga Parbat in 2010 and Makalu in 2011. He died on Gasherbrum I in 2013, aged 51.
1965 Takumi Ishizaka, Japanese climber, who ascended Makalu in 1991 and died on descent, aged 26.
1965 Gernot Overbeck, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2003. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2009.
1965 Zaharias (Haris) Kiriakakis, Greek climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007, Lhotse in 2008 and Makalu in 2010, where he died on descent, aged 44.
1966 Hiroshi Kudo, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1998 and Everest in 2000.
1972 Jordi Servosa, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Makalu in 2008.
1972 Phurwa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1977 Lhakpa Tshering VI, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1978 Pawel Sharma, Indian climber, who ascended Makalu in 2009 and Everest in 2012.
1981 Mingmar Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2009, 2012, 2013 and 2016).
1985 Phura Nuru II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2005 and 2006) and Everest three times (2006, 2009 and 2012).
1988 Vanessa Alessandra Folkerts, German lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest in 2010.
1989 Dawa Temba IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014 and Everest in 2016.

First ascents on this day

1977 Ghent II (7343 m) by an Austrian party led by Wolfgang Axt.
1983 Broad Peak North (7490 m) by the Italian climber Renato Casarotto solo.
2008 Kukushili (6388 m, aka Songzhi Ling) by a Swedish/Canadian/Danish party.