Almanac

06 December



Born on this day

1951 Toni Vives, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1992.
1953 Javier Garrido, Spanish Madrilian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1994.
1953 Frank Slachman, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1956 Johann (Hans) Kammerlander, Italian (South Tyrolean) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1983, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 1984, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri I in 1985, Makalu and Lhotse in 1986, Nanga Parbat in 1990, Broad Peak in 1994, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Everest in 1996, Kangchenjunga in 1998 and K2 in 2001. Unfortunately his claim to be the first climber, who ascended the "Seven Second Summits" is confirmed wrong by more than one reason.
1958 Manuel (Manolo) Domingo, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1958 Markus Müller, Swiss climber, who ascended Everest in 2014 and Broad Peak in 2018.
1959 Alvin Arnold, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1960 André Jean Luc Henri Courtois, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005, Everest in 2010 and Manaslu in 2011.
1960 Robert John (Rob) Slater, American climber, who ascended K2 in 1995 and died on descent, aged 34.
1962 Dal Dev (Baldev) Kunwar, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 1993.
1963 Félix Criado, Spanish Galician climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1998.
1963 Magendran Munisamy, Malaysian climber, who ascended Everest in 1997.
1967 Kenichi Uchida, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1993.
1967 Wayne F. Herrick, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1973 Phurbu Kusang I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1974 Stina Glavind Pedersen, Danish lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1978 Pemba Norbu IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2007 and 2009), Everest six times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016), Gasherbrum II in 2008 and Manaslu in 2012.
1981 Scott Mackenzie, American climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2011 and Everest in 2017.
1982 Juan José Varela, Chilean climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1983 Dakipa (aka Dawa Kipa), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019).
1984 Gomba, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1986 Galden, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2011 and 2013).
1994 Ming Temba III (aka Mingtemba), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
2001 Mrika Nikçi, Kosovar lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.