Gone on this day

2005 Sirigereshiva Chaitanya, Indian climber, who ascended Kamet in 2004 and Everest in 2005 the day before, died on descent, aged 31.

Born on this day

1962 Børge Ousland, Norwegian extreme adventurer, whose first outstanding expedition was in 1986, when he crossed Greenland unsupported. In 1990 he was part of a planned unsupported expedition to the North Pole, which had an evacuation assistance. In 1994 he was the first in general and moreover solo, who did it completely unsupported to the North Pole. In 1995 he skied to the South Pole unsupported with the aid of parasails. In the season 1996/1997 he made the longest unsupported crossing of Antarctica, again with parasails. In 2001 he crossed the North Pole with re-supplies and parasails. He became the first adventurer, who crossed both Poles. In between in 1998 he ascended Cho Oyu. In 2003 he attempted Everest, but had to give up at the South Summit.

First ascents on this day

1962 Chamlang I (7319 m) by a Japanese party.

Another Age Record on Lhotse
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:10

On May 23rd, Tamara Lunger from South Tyrol in Italy was successful on Lhotse! She is now the youngest lady climber, who ascended this mountain with 23 years and 351 days!


New Age Record on Shisha Pangma confirmed
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 09:33

When Austrian climber Alois Neuhuber summited Shisha Pangma in 1997, he became the oldest climber on top of this mountain (65 years and 32 days). On May 17th Japanese climber Kazuyoshi Kondo summited with Edurne Pasaban and all the others and achieved a new age record with 68 years and 176 days. It was his eighth 8000er! Congratulations!

Another new Country on Everest: Bangladesh
Monday, 24 May 2010 19:12

It was reported, that yesterday Musa Ibrahim from Bangladesh summited Everest. The first 8000er summited by a Bangladeshi was in autumn 2009, when Abdul Mohit ascended Cho Oyu! Now Bangladesh is the 67th country with at least two different 8000ers.


Everest without bottled Oxygen - Gerlinde, Gnaro and more
Monday, 24 May 2010 09:52

It is always dangerous to climb Everest without bottled oxygen, but today several climbers made it, they were Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (her 13th 8000er!) together with Italians Silvio (Gnaro) Mondinelli, Abele Blanc, Marco Camandona and Michele Enzio. Four tables are already updated, First 2, 10to14, female 3to14 and TOP5 women.
Check the tables here.

Report (Italian)

A very rare feat was achieved by Gnaro. Only eight climbers managed it to climb Everest from Nepal and Tibet without bottled oxygen. He is the only European after Reinhold Messner, who made it. This special table is uploaded here now for the first time!

Gerlinde's husband Ralf Dujmovits needed to stop at about 8300 m and waited for her return there.

Report (German)

Everest: Progressive Youngest Table
Sunday, 23 May 2010 16:05

After Jordan Romero summited Everest with only 13 years old, it is interesting to know the chronological progress of the youngest age records in history.

You can find the downloadable table here!

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