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Born on this day

1966 Park Nam-Soo, Korean climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 2013, where he died on descent, aged 46.


First ascent on this day

1911 Coropuna (6425 m) by an American party (first non-pre-Columbian ascent).


First ascents on this day

2017 Kyungka Ri (6599 m) by a Korean-Nepalese party.


Gone on this day

2009 Roberto (Roby) Piantoni, Italian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2003, Broad Peak Foresummit in 2005, Everest in 2006 and Gasherbrum I in 2008, died by a fall on Shisha Pangma, aged 32.


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New Countries on Everest: Oman and Montenegro
Sunday, 23 May 2010 14:50

Among the many recent ascents, the first Omani summited Everest today: Khalid Sulaiman Humaid Al Siyabi (36). He summit with Peak Freaks!

On the North Side the first climbers from Montenegro summited today as well. They were Đorđije Vujičić, Marko Blečić and Dragutin Vujović. They were accompanied by Serbian climber Dragan Čeliković.


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Simone Moro summited Everest again
Sunday, 23 May 2010 14:11

Yesterday Simone Moro summited Everest again. He had planned to summit today, but because of the fine weather he summited already yesterday. It was his fourth ascent of Everest! The attempt to ascent without bottled oxygen, was rejected. 

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Multiple Ascents on Everest
Sunday, 23 May 2010 10:53

Today many climbers reached the summit of Everest from both sides. It will last a while to confirm all names.

Two more dreams were fulfilled already:

The first Guatemalan lady climber Andrea Cardona summited with the Twins Willie and Damian Benegas and five Argentineans: Marcelo "Topo" Deza, Carlos "Charlie" Galosi, Leonardo "Cuny" Proverbio, Alvar Puente and Ramón Chiocconi. They summited from the South.

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From the North the first Austrian lady climbers were successful, Sylvia and Claudia Studer, mother and daughter, together with husband and father Wilfried.

Report (in German)

 
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

 
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