Almanac

27 April



Born on this day

1840 Edward Whymper, British pioneer, who was famous for many first ascents in the Alps and the Andes. He died in 1911, aged 71.
1922 Fritz Moravec, Austrian pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. He died in 1997, aged 74.
1933 Siegfried Löw, German climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1962, where he died by a fall on descent, aged 29.
1934 Henri Sigayret, French climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1979 and Gasherbrum II in 1985.
1945 Franz Prasicek, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Shisha Pangma in 1997.
1946 Vladimir Povolotski, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2002.
1947 Robert (Bob) Cedergreen, American climber, who ascended Everest in 1994. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1996.
1948 Peter Vogler, German climber, who ascended Yalung Kang in 1975 and Lhotse in 1977.
1959 Guy Chardiny, French climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1986 and Everest in 2001.
1961 Harry Nikol, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2013.
1961 Gerd Rohrmann, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1962 Viktor Kulbachenko, Belorussian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1994 and Everest in 1998.
1962 Terrence La France, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Everest in 2001.
1962 Andrea Oberbacher, Italian (Tyrolean) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1994.
1963 Dale Abenójar, Philippine climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1965 Nawang Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu three times (1994, 1995 and 2003), Everest twice (1996 and 2000) and Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak in 1997.
1965 Lhakpa (c), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu four times (2003, 2006, 2009 and 2013).
1965 Laurent Homier, Canadian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1966 Jacek Janusz Ankowski, Polish climber, who ascended Everest in 2014.
1968 Constantinos (Kostas) Apostolopoulos, Greek climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2000 and Everest in 2004.
1969 Kim Hun-Sang, Korean climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994, Annapurna I in 1996 and Dhaulagiri I in 1997, the latter exactly on his 28th birthday.
1969 Ang Phuri II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2004 and 2006).
1970 Roelof Hedzer (Rolfe) Oostra, Australian climber, who ascended Everest and Cho Oyu in 2016.
1971 Zhang Jing-Chuan, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2007 and 2016), Manaslu in 2011, K2 in 2012 and Lhotse in 2017.
1972 Tanya Bylart, Australian lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999.
1973 Michiyo Adachi, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1973 Carlos Canellas, Brazilian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1975 Shoichi Mori, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2001, Lhotse in 2002 and Annapurna I in 2003.
1975 James Bingham, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1977 Pemba Dorje II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest ten times (2000, 2003, 2004, twice in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017), Lhotse in 2002 and Manaslu in 2006.
1978 Pasang IX, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga three times (2008, 2011 and 2014), Cho Oyu in 2009, Everest three times (2010, 2013 and 2016), K2 in 2012 and Manaslu in 2017.
1978 Hirohisa Suzuki, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1980 Temba Nuru, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna II (first winter ascent!) and Manaslu in 2008.
1988 Denali Schmidt, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Broad Peak in 2013. He died 12 days later on K2, aged 25.
1988 Ang Kaji II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014 and Everest in 2017.
1989 Pema/Pemba Ngima, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest Twice (2016 and 2017).
1989 Tashi (a), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1992 Pasang Nuru (c), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2016.
1993 Pasang Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (twice in 2016 and in 2017).

First ascents on this day

1962 Kumbhakarna, (aka Jannu, 7711 m) by a French party.
1978 Jethi Bahurani (6850 m) by a Japanese party.