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Born on this day

1955 Rupert Michael Heider, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002 and Everest in 2004. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2010.


First ascents on this day

1936 Siniolchu (6887 m) by a German party.


Gone on this day

2012 Ludovic Challeat, French climber, who ascended Kamet in 2005, Cho Oyu in 2006, Everest twice (2007 and 2009), Makalu in 2008, Manaslu twice (2008 and 2011), Gasherbrum II in 2010 and Kangchenjunga in 2011, died in an avalanche on Manaslu, aged 42.


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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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