Born on this day
1899 Wilhelm (Willo) Welzenbach, German pioneer, who died on Nanga Parbat in 1934, aged 34.
1937 Motoi Usui, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2006.
1938 Walter Bernhard Kugler, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1945 Chieko Sato, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1949 Theo Fritsche, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1991, Dhaulagiri I in 1995, Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2001. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2009.
1951 Hironobu Kamuro, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1981, K2 in 1982 and Everest in 1983, where he died by a fall on descent, aged 31.
1959 Aleksei Klimin, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1961 Stefan Mayr, Italian (Tyrolean) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1963 Josep Permañe, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1986, Makalu in 1991, Nanga Parbat in 1993 and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2009.
1965 Marko Prezelj, Slovenian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1988, Kangchenjunga South-Peak in 1991 and Gyachung Kang in 1999.
1968 Tendi II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013), Kangchenjunga in 2009 and Lhotse in 2013.
1969 Hamid Reza Olanj, Iranian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997 and Everest in 1998.
1969 Stephan Saxstad, French climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2007.
1973 Irakli Ugulava, Georgian climber, who ascended Everest in 1999.
1974 Lu Zhong-Lin, Chinese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008 and Everest in 2010.
1976 Johann Schmuck, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1979 Ana María Giraldo, Colombian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1983 Peter Whitfield, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
First ascents on this day
1930 Lhonak Ri II (SE, 6710 m) by a British party.
1961 Chombu (6362 m) by an Indian party (disputed).
1962 Indrasan (6221 m) by a Japanese party.
1964 Annapurna Dakshin NE (7126 m) by another Japanese party.
1970 Menthosa (6443 m) by a British party.
1985 Masang Kang (6581 m) by a Japanese party.
1988 P. 6038 (SW Jaonli) by a Bulgarian party.
1993 Lamo-She (6070 m) by an American party.
2005 Xiashe (5833 m) by a party with members from Canada and New Zealand.
Gone on this day
1987 Rudolf de Koning, Dutch climber, who ascended Rakaposhi in 1986 and Kumbhakarna (Jannu) on this day, died on descent, aged 37.
Also his Dutch companion Ger Friele (30) died after summiting.
1994 Galina Tchekanova, Ukrainian lady climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I on this day, died on descent, aged 35.