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Born on this day

1914 Jakob Pargätzi, Swiss pioneer, who participated in the first ascents of Pathibara NE-Peak, Dzanye and Tangkongma in 1949. He died in the Alps on Jungfrau in 1952, aged 37.


First ascents on this day

1952 Chulu NW-Peak (6419 m) by a Japanese party.


Gone on this day

1984 Jan Šimon, Czech climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I on this day and died on descent, aged 25.


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Multiple K2 Summits!
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:05

Yesterday 25 K2 summits were reported. Sherpa climber Chhang Dawa ascended his 13th 8000er, he only needs Shisha Pangma to finish the Fourteen. Catalan climber Òscar Cadiach summited his 11th 8000er, Chinese Yang Chun-Feng his 10th, Iranian Azim Gheichisaz and Chinese Rao Jian-Feng their 9th and Korean Kim Hong-Bin and Turkish climber Tunç Findik their 7th. Other summiteers were French climber Fabrice Imparato, another Chinese climber named Zhang Jing-Chuan, Singaporian climber Khoo Swee-Chiow and Nepalese Sherpa climbers Dawa Chhiri II, Dawa Sange, Dorjee, Halung Dorchi, Karma Gyalzen II, Lakpa, Mingma Dorchi, Mingma Thinduk I (second time), Mingma Thinduk II, Muktu Lhakpa (second time), Nga Tenji and Pechhumbe, also Nepalese Bhutia climber Jamling Bhote. All these climbers were led by Chhang Dawa.

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Also yesterday Polish climber Adam Bielecki summited K2.

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Austrian climber Christian Stangl reported on his website that he climbed the 20th mountain of his "Triple Seven Summits" project yesterday as well.

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And in addition today Slovak climber Peter Hámor and Czech Pavel Bém summited K2.

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Update: Korean climber Kim Mi-Gon also summited on July 31st together with Sherpa climbers Sanu and Phurba! All in all a new record of 28 summits on that day.

 
Nanga Parbat Mazeno Ridge: Summits!
Thursday, 19 July 2012 10:59

According to the expedition's website Sandy Allan and Rick Allen summited Nanga Parbat on Sunday July 15th. Today they arrived safely back at BC. Finally the long Mazeno Ridge route was climbed to the top of the mountain after many attempts. Congratulations!

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Everest Daily Table to 2011
Thursday, 31 May 2012 16:48

It will take a while until the recent Everest ascent number is confirmed, but before here is the Everest Daily table updated to 2011. It is always possible, that the one or the other ascent can be added or deleted, but this is the knowledge of the moment. Also from 2010 there is a little update, so the most Everest ascenders on a single day were not 169, but 170.

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More Dhaulagiri Ascents and Kinga on Lhotse
Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:34

On Friday Óscar Cadiach (59) summited Dhaulagiri I together with Miguel Ángel Pérez (43). It was Óscar's 10th and Miguel's 8th Main-8000er.

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Also on Friday Polish lady climber Kinga Baranowska (36) summited Lhotse. It was also her 8th Main-8000er and she equals Wanda Rutkiewicz in numbers with this ascent. Congratulations, Kinga!

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The tables will be updated soon. 

 
Hirotaka Takeuchi finished the 14
Saturday, 26 May 2012 14:11

It is also reported today, that Hirotaka Takeuchi summited Dhaulagiri I. So he is the first Japanese climber, who finished the 14 Main-8000ers. Congratulations, Hiro!

Please check the updated and expanded table here.

 
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