Almanac

25 February



Born on this day

1941 Herwig Schnutt, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1991.
1950 Yoshiharu Suita, Japanese climber, who participated in the first ascent of Gurla Mandhata (aka Naimona'nyi, 7694 m) in 1985.
1952 Józef Goździk, Polish climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1992, Dhaulagiri I in 1994 and Gasherbrum I and II in 1997.
1952 Chieko Shimada, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004, Everest in 2005 and Lhotse in 2013. She also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2006.
1956 James Bach, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999.
1959 Cato Zahl Pedersen, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1959 Jonathan Salter, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1960 Suzanne Nance, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005 and Everest in 2006, where she also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits.
1961 Josef Mayr, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1963 Jeong Kab-Yong, Korean climber, who ascended Annapurna II in 1989 and died on descent, aged 26.
1965 Uroš Rupar, Slovenian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga Central-Peak in 1991.
1965 Hervé Martin, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1966 Steve Pasmeny, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1967 Seiichi Kitamura, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2001 and Everest in 2006.
1968 Nicola Bonaiti, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014 and Lhotse in 2017.
1970 Liga Plakane, Latvian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1975 Yorito Iwasita, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 1998.
1975 Monique Richard, Canadian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2012 and Makalu in 2014.
1976 Adrian Ballinger, British climber, who ascended Everest eight times (2009, twice in 2010, twice in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018) and Manaslu three times (2009, 2010 and 2011), Lhotse in 2011 and Cho Oyu three times (2013, 2017 and 2018).
1979 Pasang Kitar, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2011), Cho Oyu three times (2002, 2003 and 2005) and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004.
1980 Kalden Panjur, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1981 Annelie Sylvia Pompe, Swedish lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1981 Matthew Gerard Eakin, Australian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1983 Steven John Pearson, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1988 Pasang Tendi V, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I and Shisha Pangma in 2010 and Everest three times (2013, 2016 and 2019).
1988 Yuki Ueda, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2019.
1991 Keval Hiren Kakka, Indian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017 and Everest and Lhotse in 2019.

Gone on this day

2007 Rudolf (Rudi) Denk, Austrian climber, who ascended Makalu in 2001, died by a fall on Warscheneck, aged 45.