Almanac

Born on this day

1938 Udo Bönning, German climber, who participated in the first ascent of Annapurna I Central-Peak in 1980.


First ascents on this day

1933 Pik Imeni Ismail Samani (earlier name: Pik Kommunizma, 7482 m) by a Russian party.


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Tragedy After Remarkable Historic Feats
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:24

The 0 to 8848 metres Korean expedition turned into a tragedy, when today Seo Sung-Ho (born November 3rd, 1979) died on Everest. It was a terrific journey from the Gulf of Bengal to Everest after canoeing, biking and trekking. Expedition leader Kim Chang-Ho attempted to finish all 14 8000ers without bottled oxygen with Everest accompanied by Seo Sung-Ho, An Chi-Young, Oh Young-Hoon and Miss Jeon Pruna.

Seo had also already climbed 12 of the 14 8000ers, missing only K2 and Broad Peak. He had already climbed Everest in 2006, but with supplemental oxygen.

Our condolences go to his family and his friends! 

Tragedy report 

In addition also a climber from Bangladesh died today on Everest. To date already eight climbers lost their lives on Everest this season.

It was also reported, that Kim Chang-Ho summited on Monday and so finished some historical feats: The first Korean climber, who summited Everest without supplemental oxygen, the first Korean, who finished all the 14 without it and also the shortest time with seven years, 10 months and six days.

History Report

 
History by Young Lady Climbers
Sunday, 19 May 2013 10:41

Last year on this day 238 ascents were achieved on Everest, as noted in the almanac and today there were also many ascents. Some of them were making remarkable history.

After Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi Arabian woman on Everest's top yesterday now Samina Baig, the first lady climber from Pakistan summited together with the first twin sisters on Everest, who are from India and their names are Tashi Malayika Malik and Nungshi Sayuri Malik. Damián and Willie Benegas, Argentinean born American twin brothers were together on top of Everest in 2010! 

From the North another historical achievement was reported, as Mexican climber David Liaño summited again after he already summited on May 11th from the South. He is now the first climber, who summited from both sides in the same season.

More details you might find on Alan Arnette's website.

 
Sad News on Everest
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:15

Today Aleksei Bolotov, one of the leading Russian high altitude climbers died after a fatal fall on Everest. Together with Denis Urubko he wanted to open a new route on the Southwest face.

Aleksei ascended Makalu in 1997, Everest twice (1998 and 2002), Lhotse Central-Peak in 2001, Dhaulagiri I in 2005, Cho Oyu in 2006, K2 in 2007, Annapurna I in 2008, Manaslu in 2009, Gasherbrum I and II in 2010 and Kangchenjunga and Broad Peak in 2011.  

A summary of the accident is reported here.

Our condolences go to Aleksei's family and friends!

 
Another Fatality on Everest
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:03

Yesterday a Nepalese Sherpa climber died by a fall on Everest between Camp II and Camp III. His name was Lobsang, he was from Kharikhola and he climbed Everest before three times (2007, 2010 and 2011).

Condolences go to his family and friends!

 
Chhang Dawa's 14th 8000er Reported
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:09

Yesterday several climbers were reported on the Main-Peak of Shisha Pangma.

Tunç Findik was one of them; he was the first climber from Turkey on top of this mountain and it was his eighth 8000er. Also Ecuadorian climber Santiago Quintero summited and it is his fifth 8000er.

The Nepalese Sherpa climber Chhang Dawa claims to have finished the 14 8000ers with Shisha Pangma. If all ascents are confirmed he would be the second Nepalese climber with all the 14 after his brother Mingma. He also would be the youngest one, who finished them with 30 years and nine months.

Two other Nepalese Sherpa climbers summited with them, Mingma Thinduk and Nima Dorchi.

Report

Also German climbing couple Luis Stitzinger and Alix von Melle and Austrian climber Rupert Hauer were reported on top.

Report

 
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