Almanac

05 July



Born on this day

1921 Pierre Leroux, French pioneer, who ascended Makalu in 1955 and Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1962. He died in 2005 by an accident, aged 84.
1942 Jean Coudray, French climber, who ascended Nanda Devi in 1975 and Yalung Kang in 1984.
1946 Teja Volker Finkbeiner, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995.
1952 Kazbek Valiev, Kazakh climber, who ascended Everest in 1982, Dhaulagiri I in 1988 and Kangchenjunga in 1989.
1954 José Ricardo Barcena, Spanish Cantabrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1958 Kouzo Tominaga, Japanese climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1990.
1959 Igor Chaplinsky, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998.
1960 Marco Perego, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1963 Hira Ram Singh, Indian climber, who ascended Everest twice (1996 and 2006) and Kamet in 2001.
1963 Ujjal Ray, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1966 Hubert Gogl, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1966 Atalanta (Lanta) Olito, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1966 Patrick Everett McKnight, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1970 Tashi Gyapo, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1970 Reyno Alexander Skar, South African climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1972 Markus Gujan, Swiss climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 2006.
1978 Andoni Ormazabal, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1979 Kimitomo Iizuka, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2003.
1979 Tejpal Singh Negi, Indian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest twice (2007 and 2012).
1983 Lu Chung-Han, Chinese climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2018.
1985 Phunjo Jhangmu Lama, Nepalese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016, Manaslu in 2017 and Everest in 2018.
1998 Suresh Babu Gullamarusu, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017, Manaslu in 2018 and Lhotse in 2019.

First ascents on this day

1921 Hongxing Ri (aka Ri-Ring, 6927 m) by a British party.
1939 Dunagiri (7066 m) by a Swiss party.
1946 "Lookout Peak" (near Saser Kangri, 6252 m) by a British party.
1955 Spantik (7029 m) by a German party.
1958 Gasherbrum I (aka Hidden Peak, 8080 m) by an American party.
1987 Lama Kyent (6040 m) by an Indian party.
1997 Zangser Kangri (about 6520 m according to SRTM data) by a German party.

Gone on this day

2003 Nancy Noemi Silvestrini (31), Argentinean lady climber (first woman of her country, who ascended an 8000er) and José Manuel Buenaga (28), Spanish Asturian climber, died after summiting Gasherbrum I.