Almanac

02 April



Born on this day

1934 Hugo Weber, Swiss pioneer, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1960.
1939 Franc Urh, Slovenian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992 together with his son Matija.
1950 Michel Parmentier, French climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1981 and K2 in 1986. He died on Everest in 1988, aged 38.
1959 Manuel Schneider, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992, Shisha Pangma in 1996 and Broad Peak in 1997.
1964 Paul Noble, British climber, who ascended Everest twice (2009 and 2013).
1964 Edward Arthur Earl, American climber, who developed the software programs WinProm and Geopix to calculate prominences and altitudes of mountains. He also was founder of the first prominence E-group. He died in 2015 in Alaska, aged 51.
1966 Sean Wisedale, South African climber, who ascended Everest in 2003. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2004.
1968 Cheng Kuo-Chun, Taiwanese climber, who ascended Everest in 1995 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1997.
1968 Laura Bakos, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1969 Koji Nagakubo, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1993, K2 in 1996, Cho Oyu in 1999 and Lhotse and Everest in 2003.
1970 Gunther Kaiser, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1971 Angelika Herczeg, Hungarian lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1972 Scott Wazny, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1972 Jason Lyle Lawless, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016.
1973 Hoselito Bite, Serbian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004.
1974 Miha Marenče, Slovenian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1998.
1980 Phuchhanga Bhote, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2009 and 2011).
1980 Eric Ary Arnold, Dutch climber, who ascended Everest in 2016, where he died on descent, aged 36.
1982 Pavel Burda, Czech climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015 and Nanga Parbat in 2018.
1983 Jamie Rouan, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1986 Hu Juan, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1991 Ang Ringi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2016, 2017 and 2018).
1994 Anish Luitel, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2016 and 2018).

Event on this day

1874 Club Alpin Français founded.

Gone on this day

2010 Farshad Khalili, Iranian climber, who ascended Rakaposhi (7788 m) in 1997, died in the Iranian Alborz mountains by an avalanche, aged 46.