Almanac

23 August



Born on this day

1954 Robert Bösch, Swiss climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit in 1998 and Everest in 2001.
1954 José Luis (Zulu) Zuloaga, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1983. He died in 1996 in an avalanche on Ice Tooth near Shisha Pangma, aged 42.
1955 Armin Teuchert, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1958 Igor Storozhenko, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1962 Gerhard Rosenits, Austrian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1963 Alan Barclay, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1964 Tenzi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1967 David Hart, American climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2001.
1967 Gérard Félix-Favre, French climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1968 Claudia Bäumler, German lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2002.
1968 Byun Mi-Jung, Korean lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1968 Nahoko Hayama, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016 and Everest in 2017.
1969 Siew Cheok-Wai (Edwin Siew), Malaysian born, later Singaporean climber, who ascended Everest in 1998 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002.
1971 Olivier Thomas, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1972 Jeffrey James (Jeff) Justman, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2004, Broad Peak Foresummit in 2006 and Cho Oyu in 2007.
1973 Jangbu (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1975 Mauricio Fernandez Serna, Australian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2019.
1976 Pemba Tenzing I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest nine times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016) and Cho Oyu twice (2006 and 2007).
1980 Stig Marius Holgersen, Norwegian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1981 Azim Gheychisaz, Iranian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2005 and 2016), Broad Peak in 2008, Dhaulagiri I and Nanga Parbat in 2010, Kangchenjunga, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2011, Annapurna I, K2 and Manaslu (disputed) in 2012, Makalu and Cho Oyu in 2013, Shisha Pangma in 2014 and Lhotse in 2017, where he finished the 14 Main-8000ers.
1982 Ngawang Gelek, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1984 Ian Andrew Stewart, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1985 Raju Sindhu, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1989 Lhakpa Gelu IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2013, 2014 and 2017).
1991 Dawa Nupu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.

First ascents on this day

1971 Malubiting (7453 m) by an Austrian party.
1987 Seru'ur Ri (6410 m) by an Indian party.