Almanac

30 September



Born on this day

1941 Hitoshi Tsuji, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1950 Ignacio (Iñaki) Aldaya, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1979 and Kumbhakarna (Jannu) in 1981.
1951 Takaharu Hayashi, Japanese climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994, Dhaulagiri I in 1995 and Cho Oyu in 2003.
1953 Gerhild Kurze, German lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990.
1955 Lee Kang-Mok, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1955 Michael (Mike) Woodmansee, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1961 Robin Beadle, British climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1991 and Everest in 2007.
1963 Viktor Lutov, Belorussian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2006.
1964 Pasang Gyalzen (a), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1998, Gurla Mandhata (7694 m) twice (2002 and 2005) and Cho Oyu three times (2003, 2007 and 2009).
1968 Jochen Haase, German climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2003.
1969 Thomas (Tom) Boyer, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1970 Vivian James Rigney, Irish climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1974 Chhepi Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Makalu twice (2004 and 2014), Everest twice (2006 and 2007), Manaslu twice (2009 and 2011) and Lhotse in 2013.
1975 Nima III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2007 and 2008).
1975 Robert (Rob) North, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1975 Véronique Denys, Canadian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1987 Nurhuda, Indonesian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.

First ascent on this day

1989 Kanjeralwa North (6226 m) by a French party.

Gone on this day

2002 Göran Kropp, Swedish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992, K2 in 1993, Broad Peak in 1994, Everest twice (1996 and 1999) and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1997. He died in a climbing accident near Seattle, aged 35.