Almanac

05 August



Born on this day

1933 Josep Manuel Anglada, Spanish Catalan climber, who participated in the first ascent of Annapurna I East-Peak in 1974.
1936 Sachiko Orihara, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1947 Hugh Morton, American climber, who ascended Everest in 1992 and finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 1999.
1948 Kazuo Yuda, Japanese climber, who ascended Makalu in 1982.
1948 Laurence Lewis, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1950 Jeffrey Crooke, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1956 Martine Farenzena, lady climber from Luxembourg, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995 and Cho Oyu in 1999.
1958 Jeff Alzner, American climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1995 and Manaslu in 1999.
1959 Gregg Mellon, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1960 Ivan Plotnikov, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991, Dhaulagiri I in 1993, Makalu in 1996 and Everest in 1997, where he died on descent, aged 36.
1963 Peter Widhalm, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1968 Mauricio Fernández, Argentinean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1993.
1968 Andrew Brash, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1969 Tomáš Rigoci, Slovak climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2010 and Cho Oyu in 2011.
1970 Koo Eun-Soo, Korean climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 2001, Everest in 2003 and Nanga Parbat in 2006.
1970 Fernando Yarto, Spanish Castilian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001 and Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1972 Mogens Jensen, Danish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003 and Everest in 2007.
1977 Thomas Franklin Wilkinson, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1982 Ganesh Thakuri, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1983 Lu Chung-Han, Taiwanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017 and Makalu in 2019.
1986 Gongpo Dorje, Indian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2012.
1988 Norbu Dhondup ("Small"), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest twice (2007 and 2010).
1991 Sonam Chhiring II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2012 and Everest twice (2016 and 2018).
1996 Ze Lang-Zaxi, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2019.

First ascents on this day

1951 Chamrao Parvat II (6760 m) by a party from New Zealand.
1952 Salcantay (6264 m) by a French-American party.
1952 Deo Tibba (6001 m) by a South African party.
1954 Sarbzea Sar (6784 m) by a German party.
1955 Tara Pahar (6227 m) by a British party.
1958 Kaberi Kangri (6950 m) by a Japanese party.
1967 Lunkho e Hawar (6895 m) by another Japanese party.

Gone on this day

1981 Enric Pujol, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Broad Peak and died on descent, aged 28.
2005 Dawa Nurbu II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2003, Everest twice (2004 and 2005) and Gasherbrum I again in 2005, where he died on descent, aged 32.