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Born on this day

1977 Pasang Dawa I (aka Pa Dawa), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twenty times (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, twice in 2006, twice in 2007, 2008, 2009, twice in 2010, 2011, 2012, in 2013 twice, 2016, 2018 and 2019), Lhotse in 2001, Cho Oyu six times (2001, twice in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2016) and Manaslu in 2008.


First ascent on this day

1934 Mercedario (c. 6700 m) by a Polish party (first non-pre-Colombian ascent).


Gone on this day

2012 Mario Merelli, Italian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2001 and 2004), Makalu in 2002 and Kangchenjunga and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2003, Annapurna I and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2005, Gasherbrum II in 2006, Lhotse in 2008, Cho Oyu in 2009 and Dhaulagiri I in 2011, died in the Alps, aged 49.


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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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