Almanac

16 February



Born on this day

1934 Toni Kinshofer, German pioneer, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1962. He died by a fall in the Alps in 1964, aged 30.
1940 Hannelore Schmatz, German lady climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1975 and Everest in 1979, where she died on descent, aged 39.
1945 Raphael Chassot, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998 and Everest in 2002.
1948 Akinori Hosaka, Japanese climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1981 and Everest in 2000.
1953 Nawang Thile, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu eight times (1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, twice 1998, 1999 and 2001), Everest four times (1990, 1993, 2000 and 2002), Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1996 and K2 in 1997.
1955 Amanda Richmond, British lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1958 Ramón Portilla, Spanish Madrilian climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit in 1986, Nanga Parbat and Cho Oyu in 1990, Everest in 1992 and Gasherbrum II in 1996. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1994.
1960 Gligor Delev, Macedonian (also Canadian) climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1969 Dean Daniel Cardinale, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1969 Kim Tae-Kon, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 1993.
1970 Subodh Kumar Chandola, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1970 Damian John Mannix, Australian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016.
1970 Phurwa Tenji (aka Lama Tenji), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1971 Mitsuru Iwai, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1975 Shree Bahadur Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1975 Nawang Jangbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007 and Everest in 2017.
1978 Michael Heydon, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1982 Shin Seong-Kyun, Korean climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2009.
1985 Roshan (Dipen) Bhattarai, Nepalese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013 (disputed!) and Manaslu in 2014.
1986 Pemba Gyalzen VI, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Makalu in 2008 and Everest in 2010.
1986 Sonam Finju, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1991 Nurbu II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1991 Lhakpa Tshering IX, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2017 and 2018) and Manaslu in 2017.
1993 Urken Lendu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Everest in 2018.

First ascent on this day

1848 Chillán (Chile, 3212 m) by the Polish climber and scientist Ignacy Domeyko, who lived 50 years in Chile, where he died in 1889, aged 86.

Gone on this day

1984 Naomi Uemura, Japanese climber and adventurer, who ascended Ngozumpa Kang II in 1965 (first ascent) and Everest in 1970. He also made several outstanding Polar solo expeditions, one of them was the first solo expedition to the North Pole in 1978. He disappeared on that day on Denali (McKinley), aged 43.