Almanac

01 September



Born on this day

1934 Yasuo Takamura, Japanese pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Saltoro Kangri (7742 m) in 1962.
1942 David Mellor, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998, Lhotse in 2002 and Manaslu in 2009.
1948 Hubert Bleicher, German pioneer, who achieved first ascents of Shisparé Sar (7611 m) in 1974, Batura Sar (7795 m) in 1976 and Sani Pakkush (6952 m) in 1991.
1957 Hiroshi Kato, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990.
1957 Mauricio López, Mexican climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002, Lhotse in 2003, Gasherbrum II in 2006, Manaslu in 2010 and Broad Peak in 2014.
1957 Susan Elizabeth Hunt, Australian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1962 Véronique Perillat, French lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1988.
1964 Karin-Yvonne Böbner-Meier, Swiss lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2011 and Everest in 2013.
1968 Ramin Behmand, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1969 Radim Slíva, Czech climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2007.
1971 Alix von Melle, German lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006, Nanga Parbat in 2008, Dhaulagiri I in 2009, Cho Oyu in 2010, Broad Peak in 2011 and Shisha Pangma in 2013.
1971 Asmujiono, Indonesian climber, who ascended Everest in 1997.
1973 Carlos Guevara, Mexican climber, who ascended Everest in 1999.
1973 Chu Nquee Heng, Singaporean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1975 Luca Macchetto, Italian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2012.
1984 Pemba Dorchi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I twice (2011 and 2012), Cho Oyu in 2011 and Everest in 2013.
1985 Ngawang Dorje, Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2007 and 2009) and Everest three times (2009, 2010 and 2013).
1988 Woo Seok-Ju, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

First ascents on this day

1358 Roche Melon (Rocciamelone, 3538 m) by Bonifacio Rotario d'Asti. This was the first major ascent in the Alps.
1961 Kohe Marchech (c. 6150 m) by a German party.
1976 Qullai Vudor (6132 m) by a Soviet party.
1988 Chakraghil Tagh I (6727 m) by a Japanese party.

Gone on this day

1905 Swiss pioneer Alexis A. Pache and three Sikkimese porters died by a fall on Kangchenjunga.