Almanac

25 July



Born on this day

1921 Lionel Terray, French pioneer, who achieved several important first ascents, as there were Fitz Roy in 1952, Chomo Lönzo in 1954, Makalu in 1955, Chacraraju in 1956 and Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) and Nilgiri in 1962. He died by a fall in the Alps in 1965, aged 44.
1948 Ronald (Ron) Rutland, British climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2008.
1955 Bruno Sprecher, Swiss climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit in 1986.
1961 David Joseph Arnett, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1963 Tonya Riggs, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1963 Chuldim Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (1998, 2003 and 2007).
1967 Sumiko Kashiwa, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1968 Lhakpa VIII, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (2008 and 2009), Everest twice (2010 and 2011) and Lhotse, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I and Manaslu in 2013.
1969 Sherap Jangbu (aka Serap Jangbu), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999, K2 twice (2000 and 2001), Shisha Pangma in 2000, Lhotse twice (2001 and 2002), Cho Oyu twice (2001 and 2004), Annapurna I in 2002, Everest three times (2004, 2006 and 2008), Dhaulagiri I in 2005, Gasherbrum II and Manaslu in 2006 and Makalu in 2009.
1971 Sergei Batura, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1971 Ge Zhen-Fang, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2009.
1971 Andras Kaasik, Estonian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1973 Mingmar Gurung, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1974 José Ignacio (Pepe) Jijón, Ecuadorian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Everest in 2006, where he also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits.
1974 Ang Karma II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2006, 2007 and 2012) and Cho Oyu twice (2006 and 2008).
1978 Ang Pemba I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011), Cho Oyu in 2006 and Manaslu in 2013.
1979 Samden (Sonam) Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Everest three times (2009, 2012 and 2013).
1980 Hossein Abulhassani, Iranian climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2008.

First ascents on this day

1954 Sarapo (6127 m) by an Austrian party.
1955 Ihakora (6172 m) by an American party.
1956 Saser Kangri II NW-Peak (aka Sakhang Peak, 6943 m) by an Indian party.
1964 Pik Demchenko (6401 m) by a Russian party.
1967 Kohe Langar II (7061 m) by a Japanese party.
1967 Achar Zom (6230 m) by a Czechoslovakian party.
1968 Pegish Zom II (6167 m) by an Austrian party.
1968 Golash Zom (6149 m) by a Japanese party.
1980 Yazghil Dome SW (c. 7300 m) by a Polish party.
1986 Hattal (6220 m) by a Japanese party.
1990 Bularung Sar (7134 m) by a Swiss party.

Gone on this day

2004 José Antonio Antón, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I on this day and died on descent, aged 35.