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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.


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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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