Almanac

20 April



Born on this day

1937 Gottfried Heinzel, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1985.
1948 Ángel Cianca, Spanish Cantabrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1962 Romano Benet, Italian climber, who ascended, accompanied by his wife Nives Meroi, Nanga Parbat in 1998, Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in 1999, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I and Broad Peak in 2003, Lhotse in 2004, Dhaulagiri I and K2 in 2006, Everest in 2007 and Manaslu in 2008.
1963 Pavel Budný, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1971 Jean François Bourgine, French climber, who ascended Makalu in 2008.
1971 Miguel Fernández, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1974 Piotr Szawarski, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1976 Kim Seong-Seok, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1977 Nima Kancha III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
1978 Usukhbayar Golovdorj, mongolian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2005 and 2006).
1980 Nima Thundu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2007, 2011 and 2013).
1981 Robert Masana, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1982 Muhammad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin, Malaysian climber, who ascended Everest in 2004.

Gone on this day

1996 Fritz Zintl, German climber, who ascended Yalung Kang in 1975, Lhotse in 1977, Shisha Pangma in 1980 and Manaslu in 1984, died, aged 63.