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Born on this day

1966 Giorgios Argyris, Greek climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2000 and Everest in 2004.


First ascents on this day

2001 Lhotse Central-Peak (8410 m) by a Russian party.


Gone on this day

1998 Sergei Arsentiev (39), Russian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1989, Everest in 1990 and Annapurna I in 1991. He ascended Everest in 1998 for the second time (both from the North), this time with his wife Francys (40), both were without bottled oxygen and tragically died on descent.


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Jordan (13) ascended Everest today - plus many more
Saturday, 22 May 2010 10:50

Today the youngest person ever climbed Everest. Jordan Romero (13 years and 314 days young) made it from the North side. Many other ascents were achieved today. Apa climbed it for the remarkable 20th time and also the youngest Indian boy summited, Arjun Vajpai (sometimes written Vajpayee). He will be 17 on June, 9th!

Amanda Ramsden summited as well, she is the second lady climber from South Africa after Cathy O'Dowd, who summited twice (1996 and 1999). But she fulfilled another dream, she is the first South African lady climber, who finished the Seven Summits! 

More ascent details will follow during the weekend! 

 
Dreams on Everest in 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:13

As every year there are attempts to be outstanding especially on Everest. This year the selected climbers below attempt to achieve historical feats, some of them were already successful some days ago and some are on the way to fulfil their dreams just now.

youngest climber: Jordan Romero (13, USA), North Side (on the way)
youngest Indian climber: Arjun Vajpai (16) - on the way
youngest Indian lady climber: Bhagyashree Manohar Sawant (18)
youngest British lady climber: Bonita Gina Norris (22 - summited on May 17th)
oldest lady climber: Eiko Funahashi (70, Jp)
first lady climbers from Austria: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (39), Sylvia and Claudia Studer (mother and daughter, 57 and 26), North Side
first lady climber from Finland: Carina Räihä (42 – summited on May 17th)
first lady climber from Guatemala: Andrea Cardona (27)
first lady climber from Greece: Anastasia Iliopulou (49)
first climbers from Malta: Gregory Attard (33), Robert Gatt (39) and Marco Cremona (41) – summited on May 17th

first climber from Oman: Khalid Al Siyabi (36)
first climber, who cycled in 150 countries: Pushkar Shah (42, Np – summited on May 17th)
first climber, who summited 20 times: Apa (50, Np) – on the way

 
Austrian Pioneers' Route repeated on Shisha Pangma
Thursday, 20 May 2010 20:37


When Edurne Pasaban and all other successful climbers on May 17th summited Shisha Pangma, they were the first, who repeated the original route from the Austrians in 1980, which was first republished after 28 years during the launch of this website. Please read the original story about it here (scroll a bit down!).

Also the story about the confusion from last year is interesting, please read here!

After the last reported and confirmed ascents some of the original tables are already updated, the 10to14 table, the 3to14-female table and the TOP5 women's table. Other updates and reports will follow! 

 
Edurne finished the 14 today
Monday, 17 May 2010 15:10

Today Edurne Pasaban summited Shisha Pangma and finished the 14 8000ers!

The All-14-table is already updated, the other tables will follow soon! More summits were achieved on Shisha Pangma, Dhaulagiri I, Everest and Lhotse. Names and details will follow as well! 

Report

 
Balearic Climber lost on Annapurna I
Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:26

After a long rescue battle it was confirmed today, that Bartholomé (Tolo) Calafat from Mallorca died on Annapurna I, after summiting on Tuesday. He was 39 years old (born September 14th, 1970). His previous ascents were Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2006.

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

El Correo

 
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