Almanac

16 June



Born on this day

1952 Naim (Nick) Logić, climber from Bosnia-Herzegovina (also American), who ascended Everest in 2012.
1952 Etsuko Ushikubo, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1955 Karl Furger, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 2004.
1958 Karl Huber, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1958 Masoud Aghabalaei Khordehchi, Iranian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1960 Christopher Guest, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1967 Barbara (Billi) Bierling, German lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2009, Manaslu twice (2010 and 2011), Lhotse in 2011, Makalu in 2014 and Cho Oyu in 2016.
1969 José Antonio Antón, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2004, where he died on descent, aged 35.
1969 Nandkumar Jagtap, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1969 Dawa II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2017), Makalu in 2010 and Kangchenjunga and Manaslu in 2011.
1970 Giuseppe Antonelli, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2006 and Lhotse in 2008. He died in 2009 on Manaslu, aged 38.
1970 Pema Tshering I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2003, 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2013), Dhaulagiri I twice (2005 - disputed - and 2009), Gasherbrum I three times (2005, 2009 and 2010), Lhotse in 2008, Kangchenjunga (disputed) and Nanga Parbat in 2009, Gasherbrum II in 2010, undisputed Kangchenjunga in 2011 and Annapurna I in 2016.
1972 Joan Cunill, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1972 Tsang Chi-Sang (John), Chinese climber from Hongkong, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007, Everest three times (2009, 2013 and 2018) and Manaslu in 2010.
1972 Karim Hayat, Pakistani climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2014.
1974 Brian Dickinson, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1976 Roman Langr, Czech climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit in 2005.
1978 Mingma I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2000, Cho Oyu three times (2000, 2002 and 2003), Makalu and Shisha Pangma in 2001, Lhotse in 2002, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak in 2003, Everest and K2 in 2004, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, Nanga Parbat and Gasherbrum I in 2010 and Kangchenjunga in 2011, where he finished the 14 Main-8000ers.
1978 Ngima Nuru V (Nima Nuru), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2017 and 2018).
1979 Mingma Tenjen (aka Saila Pipa), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2013, Manaslu twice (2015 and 2017) and K2 in 2018.
1979 Sonam Tshering V, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2017 and Kangchenjunga in 2018.
1980 Pasang Dawa II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2007, 2009 and 2013) and Manaslu in 2010.
1980 Vilborg Arna (Villa) Gissurardottir, Icelandic lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014 and Everest in 2017.
1982 Mohammed Abdullah Al Thani, Qatari climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1983 Erik Ravenstijn, Dutch climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1988 Steffen Andreas Hirzel, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1988 Vinayak Jaya Malla, Nepalese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017 and Lhotse in 2018.

First ascents on this day

1961 Devistan I (6678 m) by an Indian party.
1965 Ganesh Parvat (6532 m) by another Indian party.
1974 Gang Chua (6288 m) by an Indian party as well.