Almanac

23 January



Born on this day

1944 Horst Conrad, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991 and Gurla Mandhata in 2004.
1950 Małgorzata Jolanta (Margaret) Watroba, Australian lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2009, Everest twice (2011 and 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1950 Yoshiakira Hosoya, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1951 Gabriella Hofer, Italian (Tyrolean) lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991.
1951 Wang Shi, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2003 and 2010), Cho Oyu in 2007, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2008 and Manaslu in 2009.
1953 Yasuhira Saito, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1982, Manaslu in 1985 and Annapurna I in winter 1987, where he died by a fall on descent, aged 34.
1953 Gennadi Lebedev, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994.
1954 Yukito Ueno, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994, Cho Oyu in 1995 and Gasherbrum II in 2003.
1958 Robert Mads Anderson, American climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999, Cho Oyu in 2000, Everest twice (2003 and 2010) and Makalu in 2011. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2003.
1962 Constantine Niarchos, Greek climber, who ascended Everest in 1999. Just eighteen days after the ascent he died, aged 37.
1964 Javier Carrasbal, Spanish Castilian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1965 Xabi Urrate, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1968 Jenine (Jen) Larsen, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2011.
1971 Adam Parore, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Manaslu in 2010 and Everest in 2011.
1972 Kazi I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1974 Stefan Raich, Austrian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1974 Pemba (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014.
1975 Phur Tenji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1981 Kancha, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Makalu in 2010.
1986 Victor Hugo Rimac, Peruvian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2014 and Manaslu in 2015.
1988 Lakpa Nuru II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1989 Sumit Mandale, Indian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016.

Gone on this day

1974 Felix Kuen, Austrian climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1970, died, aged 37.