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Born on this day

1961 Christophe Mirmand, French climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1998 and Cho Oyu in 1999.


First ascents on this day

1988 Shahan Dok (6320 m) by a Japanese party.


Gone on this day

2011 Leila Esfandiary Kajoryrad, Iranian lady climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2008 and Gasherbrum II in 2011, where she died on descent, aged 40.


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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.

 
Annapurna I Tragedy - Hungarian Climber Missing
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 23:36

Since Saturday, after his last call from about 6800 m on Annapurna I there was no radio contact to Hungarian climber Tibor Horváth (born October 27, 1978). It seems that an ice avalanche buried him. Tibor attempted Cho Oyu in 2010 and Lhotse in 2011.

Condolences go to his family and friends.

Report (in Hungarian)

 
More Annapurna I Summits, Radek's Nr. 13!
Sunday, 06 May 2012 14:25

Czech climbers Radek Jaroš and Jan (Honza) Trávníček summited Annapurna I today. For Radek it is his 13th Main-8000er (all without bottled oxygen!), he only needs K2 to finish the 14. Honza ascended his third 8000er after Gasherbrum I in 2009 and Manaslu in 2011.

Report

 
New Book on 8000ers Published
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:42

 


A new reference book for activities on the 8000ers was published this month named "On Top of the World - The New Millennium".

For further details and book order contact Richard Sale (0044/(0)1242 870245 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

Look and read the synopsis: 



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