Almanac

19 January



Born on this day

1943 Bertold Zedrosser, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1955 Hizuru Nakamura, Japanese climber, who ascended Himalchuli in 1986 and died on descent, aged 31.
1961 Viktor Bobok, Russian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002 and Everest five times (2004, 2009, 2011, 2016 and 2017). He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2005.
1963 Helga Söll, German lady climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2008, Dhaulagiri I in 2009 and Gasherbrum II in 2013.
1966 Xabier Rozas, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1999.
1966 Ulrich Schneider, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1970 Toru Hattori, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak Central and Main in 1995.
1972 Jean-Christophe Boillat, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1972 Pem Lhakpa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1973 Satish Man Pati, Nepalese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014 and Everest in 2016.
1978 Robin Michelle Moore, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1980 Mingma Temba, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2019), Cho Oyu twice (2009 and 2014) and Manaslu three times (2017, 2018 and 2020).
1980 Wongchukal (aka Onjukal), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
1981 Jean Aurouze, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1982 Glenn Johnson, Australian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1984 Pasang Dukpa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu twice (2017 and 2019) and Everest twice (2018 and 2019).
1985 Jonatan García, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2017 and Manaslu in 2018.
1988 Mingma Gyalbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2011 and Everest in 2012.
1992 Mingma Chhiri III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2011, Everest four times (2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and Manaslu twice (2017 and 2019).

Gone on this day

2020 Dee Molenaar, American pioneer, who was a member of the 1953 K2 expedition. In 1965 he participated in the first ascent of Mount Kennedy (4238 m, Yukon, Canada, named after JFK) led by James W. (Jim) Whittaker along with Robert Francis (Bobby) Kennedy and five other climbers. He died on this day, aged 101.