Almanac

20 October



Born on this day

1941 Isao Osawa, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1946 Nicolas Jaeger, French climber, who ascended Everest in 1978. He disappeared on Lhotse Shar in 1980, aged 33.
1955 Shambu Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest twice (1973 and 1985) and Cho Oyu in 1984.
1955 Ralph Bärtle, German climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1982.
1958 Sergei Dashkevich, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1960 Ognyan Stoykov, Bulgarian climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1989 and died by a fall on descent, aged 29.
1962 Hugh Edward Montgomery, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1962 Stuart Wiley (Stu) Remensnyder, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1963 Premlata Agrawal, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1967 Brad Crawford, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1967 Dominic (Dom) Faulkner, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1971 Raed Zidan, Kuwait born by Palestinean parents American climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1972 Donald Holton (Holt) Hunter, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003 and Everest in 2004. One month after Everest he also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven summits.
1972 Susannah (Suzy) Madge, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1973 David Fairweather, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008 and Everest in 2009.
1974 Tiziano Schneidt, Swiss climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2010.
1977 Hristo Ganchev Hristov, Bulgarian climber, who ascended Everest in 2004, where he died on descent, aged 26.
1978 Holly Budge, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1984 Timothy Ryan Hilgendorff, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1988 Datuk Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Everest twice (2012 and 2013).
1991 Scott Lloyd Jones, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.

First ascents on this day

1961 Nanda Khat (6611 m) by an Indian party. This ascent is disputed.
1973 Dhaulagiri "III" (7715 m), the SW-Peak of Dhaulagiri II (7751 m), by a German party.
2002 Danga (6238 m) by a Danish party.
2002 Kyajo Ri (6186 m) by a Franco-British party.

Gone on this day

1991 Gabriel Denamur, Belgian climber, who ascended Annapurna I on this day, died on descent, aged 28.
2000 Adolf (Dölf) Reist, Swiss pioneer, who ascended Everest in 1956, died, aged 79.
2005 Bernard Constantin, French climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat three months before, died in an avalanche on Kang Guru (6981 m), aged 61. Iman Gurung, Nepalese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (1991 and 1997), Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1992 and Everest twice (2001 and 2005), died also in the same avalanche on Kang Guru, aged 45.