Almanac

04 December



Born on this day

1925 Lino Lacedelli, Italian pioneer, who, with his companion Achille Compagnoni, achieved the first ascent of K2 in 1954. He died in 2009, aged 83.
1943 Peter Krug, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998.
1950 Xabier Garaioa, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1979, Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 1981 and Cho Oyu in 1985.
1950 Toshifumi Tojo, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1951 Karl Fassnacht, German climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1986.
1952 Bernardo Guarachi, Bolivian climber, who ascended Everest in 1998.
1957 Harald Rössner, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994.
1960 Eugène Berger, climber from Luxembourg, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1987 and Everest in 1992.
1962 Pamela Davies, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1962 Ingolfur Gier Gissurarson, Icelandic climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1968 Pasang Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest three times (2003, 2004 and 2007).
1968 Ming Hu, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017 and Everest in 2018.
1974 Justin Dube-Fahmy, Canadian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2011.
1974 Surath Pokhrel, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1977 Tashi II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest six times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013).
1979 Maya Gurung, Nepalese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1986 Ravinder, Indian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2017.
1993 Fransisca Dimitri ("Deedee") Inkiriwang, Indonesian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.

First ascents on this day

1996 Majadita (Argentina, 6266 m) by the British climber John Biggar solo. There are no reports of an earlier ascent.
2002 Tengi Ragi Tau (6938 m) by a Japanese party.

Gone on this day

1971 Jean Franco, French pioneer, who ascended Makalu in 1955 and was the leader of that first successful expedition to this mountain, died in a car accident, aged 57.