Almanac

Born on this day

1963 Pietro Trabucchi, Italian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.


First ascents on this day

1880 Cotocachi (Ecuador, 4944m) by Edward Whymper and party.


Gone on this day

1983 Jernej Zaplotnik, Slovenian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1975, Gasherbrum I in 1977 and Everest in 1979. He died in an avalanche on Manaslu, aged 31.


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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

 
Makalu Ascents and Fatality
Saturday, 27 April 2013 09:31

It was reported, that Makalu was ascended on April, 24rd by Iranian climber Azim Gheichisaz (his 11th 8000er), Nepalese Sherpa climber Lhakpa Dendi (his third time on Makalu), Chinese climber Yang Chun-Feng (also his 11th 8000er) and probably by another Chinese climber Liu Xiang-Yang (he was at about 8500 m on Everest last year). The latter sadly died by a fall on descent. Our condolences go to his family and friends.

first report

 
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