Almanac

Born on this day

1976 Cristina Prieto, Chilean lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2001.


First ascents on this day

1981 Chamlang Central-Peak (7010 m) by Doug Scott and Reinhold Messner.


Gone on this day

1986 Marcel Rüedi, Swiss climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1975, Dhaulagiri I in 1980, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I and Broad Peak in just 15 days in 1983, Manaslu and Nanga Parbat in 1984, K2 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1985 and Cho Oyu and Makalu in 1986. He died on descent of Makalu by exhaustion, aged 47.


Read more...
Sad March Summary
Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:43

Since March 9th Austrian climber Gerfried Göschl (39), Swiss climber Cedric Hählen (30) and Pakistani climber Nisar Hussain (36) are missing on Gasherbrum I. It would be the loss of three great climbers indeed! Gerfried ascended seven different 8000ers, one of them was Everest without supplementary oxygen. Cedric summited K2, Kangchenjunga and Broad Peak Foresummit and also Gasherbrum II East from China. And Nisar climbed all five Pakistani 8000ers plus three repetitions of Gasherbrum II and two repetitions of Gasherbrum I. While Gerfried's home team gave up hope two weeks ago, Cedric's home team is still hoping for a miracle.

In the beginning of March there already was a big tragedy on Elbrus. Ukrainian lady climber Maria (Masha) Khitrikova died there only 21 years young. Last year she was only the fifth lady climber and also the youngest person, who summited Gasherbrums II and I in a single season (GII 22.07. and GI 04.08.).

On March 20th Lincoln Hall died in Australia, aged 56. In 1983 he summited a rarely ascended high mountain, Annapurna II (7937 m) and in 2006 he survived Everest after he was in trouble on descent and was already declared dead.

Report

The only cheerful note on the 8000ers in March 2012 is the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I by Polish climbers Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb on March 9th.   

 
Fatality on K2
Monday, 06 February 2012 12:48

The winter attempt on K2 is over. Today Vitali Gorelik (44) sadly died in Base Camp.

Our condolences go to his family and friends.

Report

 
Mario Merelli died
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:41

Famous Italian climber Mario Merelli (49) died today while climbing on Pizzo Redorta (3038 m).

Our condolences go to his family and friends.

More about Mario here.

 
Famous Korean Climber missing
Friday, 21 October 2011 12:32

Park Young-Seok (born 02.11.1963) attempted a new line on Annapurna's South Face with Kang Ki-Seok (19.09.1978) and Shin Dong-Min (13.05.1974). Since Tuesday they are missing and it seems, that there is only little hope for their lives.

Mr. Park had already climbed all 14 Main-8000ers and the Seven Summits and also travelled to both, the North and South Poles, the so-called "Adventure Grand Slam" and Mr. Park is the only climber with this achievement. In 2009 he also climbed a new line on Everest with the two companions, who were now with him on the South Face of Annapurna I.

Report

Update October 31st:

After a long attempt to locate and possibly save the climbers the search ended yesterday. Sadly the three climbers were presumed dead. 

Our condolences go to their families and friends.

Report 

 
Sepp Larch Died, aged 81
Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:56

Josef (Sepp) Larch, South Tyrolean born Austrian pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Gasherbrum II back in 1956, died in Weyer last Friday, aged 81.

He was born on July, 28th, 1930.

Report (in German)

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 8 of 26