Almanac

25 May



Born on this day

1940 Etsuro Hino, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1986 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1992. He died in 1994, aged 53.
1947 Metodi Stefanov Savov, Bulgarian climber, who traversed Everest in 1984.
1952 Michael Browning, American climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1983 and Everest in 1990.
1954 Marshall Warren, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1957 Pierre Morel, French climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1960 Jesús (Josu) Bereziartua, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Everest in 1992, Shisha Pangma in 1996, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2003, Nanga Parbat in 2005 and Broad Peak in 2010.
1962 Paul Vincent Rogers, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1964 Jean-Luc Marcel Brémont, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2011 and Manaslu in 2015.
1965 Zdravko Dejanović, Macedonian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010, K2 in 2014 and Annapurna I in 2015.
1967 Rathan Singh Sonal, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012 and Dhaulagiri I in 2017.
1968 Dejan Apostolović, Serbian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2008.
1969 James Kerr, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2007.
1969 Brien Sheedy, American climber, who ascended Everest twice (2004 and 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2011. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2005 and the Carstensz-version in 2007.
1969 John David All, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1970 Michael (Michi) Wärthl, German climber, who ascended K2 in 1994, Gurla Mandhata in 2002, Nanga Parbat in 2004, Gasherbrum II in 2006, Cho Oyu in 2007 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2011.
1972 Claus Dieter Gerharter, Austrian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1972 Daniel Walter, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1974 Nima Dendi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1979 Katsuya Hiraide, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak in 2008, Gasherbrum I in 2009 and Everest three times (2011, 2013 and 2016). He also climbed a new route on Kamet (7756 m) in autumn 2008.
1984 Pasang Dawa V, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2010, 2014 -disputed - and 2016).
1984 Emelie Helene Maria Christersdotter, Swedish lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1988 Sachin Sanbhajirao Kanjalkar, Indian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2017.

First ascents on this day

1955 Kangchenjunga (8586 m) by a British party.
1969 Duphao Jot (appr. 6050 m) by an Indo-British party.
1982 Khumjungar (6759 m) by a Japanese party. The ascent was identified on an expedition routes sketch map and needs to be confirmed!

Gone on this day

1970 Thomas Walton (Tom) Patey, British (Scottish) pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Rakaposhi in 1958. He died while climbing in Scotland, aged 38.
1976 Karel Schubert, Czech climber, who ascended Makalu the day before, died on descent, aged 34.
1987 Phu Dorje II, Indian Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 1984 and Kangchenjunga on this day, died on descent, aged 37.
1996 Bruce Herrod, British climber, who ascended Everest on this day, died on descent, aged 37.
1997 Tenzing Nuru, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 1995 and on this day, where he died on descent, aged 27.
1998 Mark Jennings, British climber, who ascended Everest on this day, died on descent, aged 49.
2005 Věra Komárková, American lady climber of Czech origin, who ascended Annapurna I in 1978 and Cho Oyu in 1984, died, aged 62.
2007 Iñigo de Pineda, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2005, died on Kangchenjunga, aged 38.
2010 Hiroshi Ogasawara, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest the day before, died on descent, aged 62.