Born on this day

1951 Zijnur Khalitov, Kazakh climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga twice in 1989, the second time he traversed the South-, Central-, Main- and West-Peaks (the latter is aka Yalung Kang). He died by a fall on Manaslu in 1990, aged 38.

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.


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!


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.

History by Lady Climbers
Friday, 25 May 2012 18:09

The Everest summit waves are very well documented on Alan Arnette's website. Apart from it two lady climbers were writing history. It is reported, that Iranian lady climber Parvaneh Kazemi (41) ascended Everest and Lhotse in a single season. Everest on May 18th and Lhotse on May 25th, both accompanied by Nima Gyalzen II (26). 28 men did this before, but she is the first woman to do so. Also she is the first Iranian woman on Lhotse. Congratulations! 

Brazilian born American woman Cleo Weidlich (48) summited Dhaulagiri I today (May 26th) and is now the first woman, who ascended Annapurna I (on April 20th) and Dhaulagiri I in a single season, which was done by ten men before. Congratulations as well!

Kammerlander: A Media Campaign?
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:58

Hans Kammerlander is on his way to correct his error on Mount Logan. Before he left, he was in a TV broadcast to talk about a "media campaign" against him and to insult his critics. The whole text with all claims and facts was actually written in German.

Hopefully it is possible for the readers to translate the German text here to know each important detail. A shorter version was published here.

Annapurna I - April 20th Preliminary Summary
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:17

There were 11 ascents on that day, five of them without bottled oxygen. One of the five was American lady climber Cleo Weidlich (her 6th Main-8000er), another was Chhang Dawa, who ascended his 11th Main-8000er and also three other Sherpa climbers (Dawa Sange a, Kami and Pemba) went without supplementary oxygen. The two Indian climbers Debasish Biswas and Basanta Kumar Singa Roy (both on their 3rd Main-8000er) and the two Chinese climbers Rao Jian-Feng (his 6th) and Yang Chun-Feng (his 8th) and one of their Sherpas used the bottled gas. 

This information was compiled by private correspondence. If there is additional information or corrections, it will be updated immediately.

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