Born on this day

1981 Pasang Tenjing IV (Pasang Tenje), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2008 and Everest twice (2012 and 2013).

Gone on this day

1955 Louis Lachenal, French pioneer, who made the first ascent of Annapurna I together with Maurice Herzog in 1950, died in the Alps, aged 34.

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! 


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 , what sadly happened between the North Col and Advanced Base Camp.

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

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