Almanac

08 February



Born on this day

1951 Yoshitomi Ohkura, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri II in 1979, Cho Oyu four times (1987, 2002, 2003 and 2007), Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004, Manaslu in 2006 and Everest in 2007.
1953 Sylvia Brigitte Studer, Austrian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1955 Yukihiro Yanagisawa, Japanese climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1981 and K2 in 1982, where he died by a fall on descent, aged 27.
1957 Viktor Pastukh, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga South-, Central- and Main-Peaks in 1989 and Manaslu in 1991. He died in an avalanche on Shisha Pangma in 1996, aged 39.
1958 Tetsuya Toyama, Japanese climber, who ascended Masherbrum and Broad Peak in 1985.
1958 Raymond Dorr, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1965 Wangchuk, Indian Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (1992 and 2006) and Kangchenjunga in 2000.
1967 Micha Yaniv, Israeli climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1968 Minoru Doya, Japanese climber, who ascended Lhotse in 1999 and Cho Oyu in 2004.
1968 Roman Koval, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1971 Abhishek Kankan, Indian climber, who ascended Kamet in 2003 and Everest in 2004.
1971 Stephane Briol, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1982 Ang Kami VI, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1992 Chinjung Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.