Almanac

21 October



Born on this day

1927 Fritz Wintersteller, Austrian pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957.
1955 Ernst-Robert Zauner, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Broad Peak in 2007. He died about four weeks later on Gasherbrum II, aged 51.
1962 Aleksandr Bichenko, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1965 Valentina Lauthier, Italian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1992 and Cho Oyu in 1993.
1966 José Luis Peralvo, Ecuadorian climber, who ascended Everest four times (2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012).
1967 Mingma Tenji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1968 Michel André (Mischu) Wirth, Swiss climber, who ascended K2 in 2004, Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest in 2011.
1970 Bao Hong, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015.
1973 Shang Yue, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1977 Oier Plazaola, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006 and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1980 Yevgeni Shutov, Kazakh climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2007 and Makalu in 2008.
1982 Wasfia Nazreen Chowdhury, Bangladeshi lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1989 Badan Tsering, Chinese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1997 Baghav Joneja, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

First ascents on this day

1963 Saipal (7030 m) by a Japanese party.
1979 Kusum Kanguru North-East (6373 m) by a Japanese party.
1985 Ulugh Muztagh (6973 m) by a Sino-American party.

Gone on this day

1993 Igor Khmiliar, Russian climber, who ascended Manaslu on this day and died by a fall on descent, aged 36.