Almanac

21 November



Born on this day

1933 Vlastimil Šmída, Czech climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1967.
1938 Tamae Watanabe, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991, Dhaulagiri I in 1994, Gasherbrum II in 1998, Everest twice (2002 and 2012) and Lhotse in 2004.
1946 Hans Gebhart, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002 and Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1947 Koji Noguchi, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2002.
1948 Raymund Spang, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006, where he died on descent, aged 57.
1949 Martin Lutterjohann, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992.
1955 Jeffrey Hall, American climber, who ascended Everest in 1995.
1956 Wilfried Studer, Austrian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 1985 and Everest in 2010.
1957 Michael White, Canadian climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1992.
1958 Joan Colet, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992 and Nanga Parbat in 1997, where died on descent, aged 38.
1959 Oldřich Rypl, Czech climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995.
1960 Marie-Josée Vasseur, Canadian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1961 Tryntje Young, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1965 Martin Grieder, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest and Lhotse in 2013.
1967 Maksim Shakirov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2007 and 2012).
1970 Paul Vladimir Fejtek, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2010, where he also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits.
1971 Jonathan (Jono) Smith, Australian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1971 Frank Bonhomme, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1971 Wendy Kathleen Gustin, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1972 Monika Keller, Swiss lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1978 Youbarj Nachhiring Rai, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1979 Guillermo Carro, Mexican climber, who ascended Everest in 2004.
1980 Daniel William Bull, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1980 Yogendar Garbiyal, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1987 Tendi (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011, Broad Peak in 2014 and Manaslu twice (2015 and 2017).
1989 Sebastián Ignacio Rojas, Chilean climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2017 and Broad Peak in 2018.
1990 Mingma Chhiri III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1999 Eswaraiah Seelam, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.

First ascent on this day

1944 Macá (Chile, ca. 2300 m) by René Eggmann, Hermann Hess and Juan Javier Neumayer.

Gone on this day

2016 Hassan from Sadpara, Pakistani climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1999, K2 in 2004, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2006, Broad Peak in 2007 and Everest in 2011, died, aged 53.