Gone on this day

2001 Anna Collet (née Apraxine), French lady climber of Russian origin, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Cho Oyu in 1998 and Everest in 2001. She died in a plane accident, aged 47.

Born on this day

1952 Reinhard Büscher, German climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994 and Everest in 2010.

First ascents on this day

1939 Chau Chau Kang Nilda (6303 m) by a British party.

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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