Almanac

22 February



Born on this day

1917 Guido Magnone, French pioneer, who participated in the first ascents of Fitz Roy in 1952 and Makalu in 1955. Among many other achievements he also participated in the first ascent by the South-East Ridge of Muztagh Tower in 1956, one week after British pioneers made the first ascent from the North-West Ridge. He died in 2012, aged 95.
1948 Richard French (Rick) Wilcox, American climber, who ascended Ngozumpa Kang I in 1985 and Everest in 1991.
1950 Mikie Hino, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1950 Thomas (Tom) Fitzsimmons, American climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2002.
1950 Sohkichi Sasaki, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013 and Everest in 2017.
1951 Aivars Rutkis, Latvian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1956 Michael Thomas Kraft, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2010. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2011.
1958 Félix Cesáreo Gómez de León, Spanish Murcian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2007.
1961 Helmut Seidl, Austrian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1962 Otto Harrer, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Gasherbrum II in 2011.
1964 Dmitri Grekov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 1997.
1964 Humphrey Murphy, Irish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002 and Everest in 2005.
1964 Yashiyo Suzuki, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011, Everest in 2016, Lhotse in 2018 and Annapurna I in 2019.
1964 Dawa Tashi I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (1992, twice in 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1998), Cho Oyu in 1995, K2 in 1997 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999.
1967 Tomás Laso, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2001.
1967 Jacques-Hugues Letrange, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2006, where he died on descent, aged 39.
1967 Ursula Tscherrig, Austrian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2008.
1970 Hong Sun-Dok, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2000 and Lhotse in 2002.
1971 Matija (Matic) Jost, Slovenian climber, who ascended Gyachung Kang in 1999.
1974 Brian Block, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1977 Matija Klanjšček, Slovenian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2004.
1981 Rafael Cáceres, Ecuadorian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1981 Jangbu XV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1984 Mingmar Dendi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2016 and 2017).
1984 Yu Shui, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1985 Timur (Tim) Bogdanov, Swedish climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1994 Dawa Wongchu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2016, 2018 and 2019).
1994 Dawa Gyaljen, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2016, Manaslu in 2017 and K2 in 2018.
1998 Pas Temba (Pastemba), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2016, 2017 and 2019), Manaslu twice (2017 and 2019), K2 in 2018 and Lhotse in 2019.

First ascent on this day

1976 Torre Egger (2873 m) by an American-British party.

Gone on this day

1998 Kazushige Takami, Japanese climber, who ascended Nanda Devi in 1976 and K2 in 1982. He died by a fall on Daisen in Japan, aged 52.