Almanac

14 July



Born on this day

1936 Eduard Lipen, Belorussian climber, who ascended Shisha-Pangma Central-Peak in 1992.
1937 Ralph HÞibakk, Norwegian climber, who ascended Tirich Mir East-Peak in 1964 and Everest in 1985. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1992.
1951 Stojan Burnik, Slovenian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Gasherbrum II in 2004.
1958 Rado Fabjan, Slovenian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1986.
1963 Giorgio Sacco, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1993.
1965 Valeri Shamalo, Russian climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2008 and Manaslu in 2013.
1972 Kei Taniguchi, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2006, Everest in 2007, Kamet (7756 m) by a new route in 2008 and Gurla Mandhata in 2011. She died in 2015 by a fall on Kuro-dake (1984 m) in Hokkaido, aged 43.
1973 Bernhard Teischl, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1974 Baterdene Sereeter, Mongolian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1977 Lien Choong-Luen, Singaporean climber, who ascended Everest in 2010 and K2 in 2014.
1978 Makoto Hoshino, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016 and Everest in 2017.
1990 Lama Kusang, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018 and Everest in 2019.

First ascents on this day

1865 Matterhorn (4478 m) by mountaineers from Britain, France and Switzerland; first on top was Edward Whymper.
1932 Chongra III (6448 m) by a German party.
1935 Lhakpa Ri (6986 m) by a British party.
1957 Falak Sar (5918 m) by a party from New Zealand.
1977 Prupoo Brakk (6870 m) by a Japanese party.
1977 Chogron Kangri (c. 6850 m) by an Austrian party.
1985 Rimo Kangri III (7233 m, better II, the "original" Rimo II is only a subsidiary peak) by an Indo-British party.