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Born on this day

1987 Bonita Gina Norris, British lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2010 and Lhotse in 2012.


First ascents on this day

1978 Langtang Lirung (7227 m) by another Japanese party.


Gone on this day

1989 Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish climber, who ascended Tirich Mir East-Peak in 1978, Lhotse in 1979, Everest in 1980 (new route), Makalu in 1981 (new route), Broad Peak twice (1982 and 1984 by a new route), Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 1983 (both by a new route including the first ascent of Gasherbrum II East), Broad Peak Central during the new route to Broad Peak in 1984, Dhaulagiri I and Cho Oyu in winter 1985, Nanga Parbat in summer 1985 (new route), Kangchenjunga in winter 1986 (first winter ascent), K2 in summer 1986 (new route), Manaslu in autumn 1986 (new route), Annapurna in winter 1987 (first winter ascent), Shisha Pangma in autumn 1987 (new route) and Annapurna I East-Peak in 1988 (new route by the South face). He died during the attempt to ascent the then unclimbed Lhotse South face in a fatal fall, aged 41.


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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! 

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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

 
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