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Born on this day

1947 Ernst Müller, Swiss climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1987.


First ascents on this day

1960 Himalchuli (7893 m) by a Japanese party.


Gone on this day

1997 Igor Bugatchevsky, Russian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1997 and died by a rockfall on descent, aged 35.


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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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