Almanac

29 March



Born on this day

1949 Arnold Witzig, Swiss climber, who ascended Everest in 2002. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2003.
1951 Igor Koreniaugine, Russian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2002.
1951 Lloyd Hales, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1956 Marija (Mariča) Frantar, Slovenian lady climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990. She died by a fall on Kangchenjunga in 1991, aged 35.
1956 Michael Perry, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1987 and Everest in 1991.
1956 Robertas Norieka, Lithuanian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2012.
1958 Helmut Kindle, climber from Liechtenstein, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1990.
1959 Barry Blanchard, Canadian climber, who ascended Rakaposhi in 1984.
1960 Ivan Náhlík, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1965 Ravichandran Tharumalingam, Malaysian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2011.
1965 Dawa III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Everest in 2002.
1966 Adele M. Pennington, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007, Everest twice (2008 and 2009), Makalu in 2011 and Lhotse in 2012.
1966 Dmitri Kransnov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1968 Gyanendra Kumar Shreshta, Nepalese Newar climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1969 Denis Provalov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1970 Juan Vallejo, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Makalu and Lhotse in 1995, Annapurna I in 1999, Everest in 2001, Cho Oyu in 2002, K2 in 2004, Shisha Pangma in 2005, Gasherbrum IV NE-Peak in 2008 and Broad Peak Central (8011 m) in 2010.
1971 Zou Bin, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1974 Sandra Frank, German lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2013.
1975 Wang Jing, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2008, Manaslu in 2009, Everest three times (2010, 2013 and 2014, the latter disputed), Lhotse in 2011 and Makalu and Broad Peak in 2012.
1977 Faruq Saad Hamad Al-Zuman, Saudi-Arabian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1977 Charles (Charlie) Wittmack, American climber, who ascended Everest twice (2003 and 2011).
1992 John Carl (Johnny) Collinson, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2009. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2010 and became the youngest climber with this achievement.
1996 Prithvi Singh Chahal, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.