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Born on this day

1964 Karel Mašek, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008, Everest in 2010 and Manaslu in 2011.


First ascents on this day

1989 Choktoi Spire (c. 6100 m) by a Spanish party.


Gone on this day

1996 Lorenzo Mazzoleni, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1988, Everest in 1992 and K2 on this day, where he died by a fall on descent, aged 29.


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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

 
László Várkonyi missing on Everest
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 14:16


It seems, that there is no hope for Hungarian climber László Várkonyi on Everest anymore. Dávid Klein stated on expeditions.hu , what sadly happened between the North Col and Advanced Base Camp.

László (53) ascended Shisha Pangma in 1987 and Cho Oyu in 1990.

 
More Annapurna Summits, Tables updated!
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:17

Before Oh Eun-Sun finished the 14, also Piotr Pustelnik stood on the top of Annapurna I and finished the 14 himself after several attempts in the past. He is the 20th person with all 14 8000ers, as he summited about 75 minutes before Miss Oh. Also Kinga Baranowska (now 7), Carlos Pauner (9), Juanito Oiarzabal and Tolo Calafat summited and several more as well. 

Check the updated tables in the download section for details! "All 14" , "10 to 14" , "5 to 9" , "3 to 14 female" and "TOP5 ladies" tables are updated as complete as possible including today's ascents. 


Spanish newssite

Polish newssite

 
Oh Eun-Sun summited Annapurna I today!
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:02

Korean sites published the success of Oh Eun-Sun on Annapurna I today. Now she's celebrating being the first lady climber, who ascended all 14 8000ers.

Congratulations!

The tables will be updated as soon as possible! 

Korean Times

 
The "Race"
Monday, 26 April 2010 12:51

It was not meant to be a „race“ between Edurne Pasaban, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Nives Meroi two years ago. But since the Korean ladies Oh Eun-Sun and Go Mi-Sun climbed one 8000er after the other, everything has changed. Now Edurne Pasaban and Oh Eun-Sun have thirteen of the fourteen each and Miss Oh could finish the “race” on Annapurna within the next days.

Since quite a while some doubts were discussed among climbers especially concerning the ascent in stormy weather on Kangchenjunga last year, but nobody wanted to talk about it in public. But now Ferran Latorre published his doubts, after one Sherpa climber told Edurne Pasaban just recently, that he would know, that they did not go to the summit. After a long conversation between Elizabeth Hawley and Edurne Pasaban it’s now up to Miss Hawley to clear it in detail. At the moment the summit is marked as ”disputed”. She will ask the three Sherpa climbers again and also Miss Oh after her return from Annapurna. It is possible, that it might be marked as “unrecognized”, when all facts are finally cleared.

The achievement to be the first woman on all 14 8000ers is a big one and it should be cleared exactly, if there are reasonable doubts.

In the mean time Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is attempting the North Face of Everest with her husband Ralf Dujmovits without bottled oxygen.


Ferran Latorre

BBC
Overview about the TOP 5 ladies

 
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