Almanac

22 December



Born on this day

1945 Herta Og, German lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1988.
1950 Sigune Barsch-Gollnau, German lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1951 Guntis Brands, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005 and Makalu in 2010.
1952 Matthias Staschull, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1955 Yuri Pritzker, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1956 Peter Goldman, American climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1995.
1960 Silvo Karo, Slovenian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1986.
1966 Nicholas Philip Farr, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005 and Cho Oyu in 2006.
1966 Suzanne Al-Houby, Palastine born and United Arab Emirates citizen lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1967 Stefan Rier, Italian (South Tyrolean) climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1970 Darius Vaiciulis, Lithuanian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003 and Everest in 2007.
1972 Andreas Fink, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1973 James (Jake) Norton, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997, Everest three times (2002, 2003 and 2009) and Gurla Mandhata in 2006.
1973 Masashi Fukumoto, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1997 and Shisha Pangma in 1999. He disappeared on Dhaulagiri I in 2001, aged 27.
1973 Natalia Matusova, Russian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2014.
1977 Mingma Tenzing I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2000.

First ascent on this day

1988 Nuptse West-Peak (7775 m) by a Korean party. This was the first first ascent of a High Asian peak in winter.