Almanac

Born on this day

1982 Aleš Česen, Slovenian climber, who ascended Broad Peak and Gasherbrum IV NE-Peak in 2016.


First ascent on this day

1336 Mont Ventoux (1909 m) by the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca, who later was called the "Father of Alpinism".


First ascents on this day

2008 Kang Kuru (6344 m) by a British party.


Gone on this day

2010 László Várkonyi, Hungarian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1987 and Cho Oyu in 1990, died on Everest, aged 53.


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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.

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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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Kammerlander/Stangl: “Seven Second” and “Third" Facts
Friday, 30 March 2012 00:07

Update October 2013:

In the meantime the Seven Second Summits "case" is finished. Check the updated table
here!
It is confirmed now by Guinness World Records, that the first climber, who achieved the Seven Second Summits, the Seven Third Summits and the Triple Seven Summits is Austrian climber Christian Stangl! For details see later publications. 

When Hans Kammerlander ascended Mount Tyree on January 3rd, 2012, he claimed to be the first person, who finished the so-called "Seven Second Summits". Two days later a German journalist contacted 8000ers.com and asked for facts about Mount Logan’s summits. After several climbers and experts compared Kammerlander's summit photo with the ones from some other mountaineers (one example), who were on the Main-Peak before and after his ascent it appeared that he only climbed the about 2,35 km (1,46 miles) distant and 34 metres lower West-Peak.

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