Born on this day

1975 Shree Bahadur Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.

First ascent on this day

1848 Chillán (Chile, 3212 m) by the Polish climber and scientist Ignacy Domeyko, who lived 50 years in Chile, where he died in 1889, aged 86.

Gone on this day

1984 Naomi Uemura, Japanese climber and adventurer, who ascended Ngozumpa Kang II in 1965 (first ascent) and Everest in 1970. He also made several outstanding Polar solo expeditions, one of them was the first solo expedition to the North Pole in 1978. He disappeared on that day on Denali (McKinley), aged 43.

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.


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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