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First ascents on this day

1935 Lixin Ri I (aka Kellas' Rock Peak, 7078 m) by a British party.


Born on this day

1995 Nima VI, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2016 and 2017).


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Italian pioneer and Polish mountaineer died
Saturday, 08 August 2009 16:30

On August 6th, Riccardo Cassin, the leader of the successful Gasherbrum IV expedition in 1958, died, aged 100.

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Yesterday the Polish mountaineer Andrzej Marciniak was found dead on Posrednia Gran in the High Tatras. He ascended Everest in 1989 and Annapurna I in 1996. He was 50 years old.

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