Almanac

23 February



Born on this day

1949 Michiyo Kudo, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2012.
1951 Sergei Bogomolov, Russian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1989, Cho Oyu in 1991, Dhaulagiri I in 1993, Everest twice (1995 and 2012), Makalu in 1996, Lhotse in 1997, Gasherbrum I and II in 2001, Shisha Pangma in 2002 and Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak in 2003.
1954 Chung Ho-Jin, Korean climber, who ascended Lhotse in 1988.
1956 Oto Louka, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1956 Ernst Marti, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1956 Michael Gibbons, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011, where he also finished the Carstensz- and Kosciuszko-versions of the Seven Summits.
1958 Serge Koenig, French climber, who ascended Everest in 1988.
1959 Gordon Ferguson, Canadian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2012.
1960 Rosa María Fernández, Spanish Asturian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997, Makalu in 2004, Everest in 2005, Lhotse in 2008 and Kangchenjunga and Manaslu in 2011. She also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2007.
1962 Lee Kwon-Ho, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1963 Michael Pohl, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1964 Kenneth John (Ken) Hill, American (also Canadian) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2006.
1965 Tomoko Obata, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1966 Pablo Gutiérrez, Chilean climber, who ascended Makalu in 2001 and Nanga Parbat in 2007.
1968 Ian David Spalding, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1970 Nathan (Nate) Dolbeare, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1970 Gary Giss, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1970 Paul Andrew Hameister, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1971 Yoichi Wakayama, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014.
1973 Mariusz Artur Malkowski, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1976 Philippe Marc Herschke, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1977 Kazuaki Amano, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2001, Lhotse in 2002 (first Japanese climber, who ascended Lhotse without bottled oxygen), Annapurna I in 2003 and Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma in 2006.
1977 Graciela Flor Cuenca Blas, Peruvian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016 and Manaslu in 2017.
1981 Teo Yen-Kai, Singaporean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2005.
1981 Ongda Gyalzen, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2006 and 2007).
1982 Gao Hai-Hong, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1985 Pasang Namgel, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2016 and 2017).
1985 Pasang Lakpa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1989 Karl Klaus Maria Nesseler, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1996 Guribadat Singh Somal, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

Gone on this day

2012 Athol Whimp, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Kumbhakarna (Jannu) in 2000, died in Fiordland, aged 50.