Almanac

25 April



Born on this day

1939 Kunimitsu Sakai, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1988.
1951 Veronika Meyer-Gerber, Swiss lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2007, where she also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits.
1955 Yuri Taidakov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1958 Francisco (Curro) Gan, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1990 and Everest in 1992.
1964 Zoltan Benedek, Austrian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015, where he died on descent, aged 51.
1965 Dale Darling, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2004. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2006.
1967 Nathalie Lamoureux, French lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1970 Andreas Maier, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1972 Kim Tae-Man, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001.
1972 Nicholas (Nick) Bailey, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1974 Robert Rozmus, Polish climber, who ascended Everest in 2007. He also finished the Carstensz- and Kosciuszko-versions of the Seven Summits in 2009.
1977 Giulia Tosi, Italian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1980 Clara Kulich, Austrian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1982 Rupesh Bharat Khopade, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1986 Nuri, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu twice (2012 and 2014), Kangchenjunga twice (2013 and 2014) and Annapurna I in 2016.
1987 Pasang Wangchu I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016) and Manaslu four times (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).
1988 Gesman Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.

Event on this day

2008 Launch of 8000ers.com, the site for all information about the mountains above 8000 metres and for many mountains below!

First ascents on this day

1974 Lamjung Kailas I (6983 m) by a British party.
1984 Lobuje South East (aka Abi, 6090 m) by the American climber Lawrence Neilson and the Nepalese Sherpa climber Ang Gyalzen.

Gone on this day

2002 Raymond David Caughron, American climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994, died on Makalu during the night to April 26, aged 58.