Almanac

03 March



Born on this day

1932 Josef (Sepp) Hasholzner, German climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1992.
1945 Henry Todd, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (1996 and 2002), Broad Peak Foresummit in 1999 and Manaslu in 2009.
1951 Giuseppe Vigani, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992.
1954 Wolfgang Kölblinger, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001, Broad Peak in 2007 and Nanga Parbat in 2009, where he died on descent, aged 55.
1956 Bernd Müller, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004, Gasherbrum II in 2006 and Dhaulagiri I in 2009.
1957 Stefano Biffi, Italian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1958 Charles Hedrich, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1958 Oleg Nasedkin, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002.
1960 Kieron Mackenzie, British (Scottish) climber, who ascended Everest in 2001.
1961 Masao Koseki, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1993.
1962 Manuel Penalva, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1962 Vladimir Grechka, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1963 Vladimír (Vlado) Plulík, Slovak climber, who ascended Everest in 1998 and Gasherbrum I in 2008. He died twelve days after the latter on Broad Peak, aged 45.
1964 Syozo Ono, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997.
1966 Patrick Artola, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1969 Choi In-Ho, Korean climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2008.
1970 Jordi Barrancos, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2001.
1970 Fang Ping, Chinese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008, Manaslu in 2009 and Everest in 2010.
1973 Jon Beloki, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2001, Cho Oyu in 2002 and Gasherbrum III in 2004.
1980 Miralem Husanović, climber from Bosnia-Herzegovina, who ascended Manaslu in 2008.
1981 Sergei Bublyk, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Himalchuli in 2007 and Makalu in 2010.
1986 Joshua McDowell, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1987 Chimi Tashi, Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and twice in 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2007.
1989 Tshering Dorje II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2008, 2009, twice in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), Cho Oyu twice within four days in 2009 and Manaslu three times (2011, 2012 and 2014).

Gone on this day

2012 Maria (Masha) Khitrikova, Ukrainian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2011, died on Elbrus, aged 21.