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Born on this day

1962 Paul-Victor Amaudruz, Swiss climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994.


First ascents on this day

1970 Rani Ri (aka Lidanda Peak, 6693 m) by a Dutch party.


Historical event today

1983 As a collective result Germany is the first climbers' nation, that finished the ascents of all 14 Main-8000ers!


Gone on this day

1945 Michael Spender, British pioneer and surveyor, who was a member of the Everest expedition in 1935. He also surveyed and mapped the area North of K2 in 1937. He died, aged 38.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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George Band Gone
Saturday, 27 August 2011 10:53

George Band, a British pioneer, who was one of the first ascenders of Kangchenjunga in 1955 and a member of the successful Everest expedition in 1953, died yesterday, aged 82. He was born on February 2nd, 1929.

More information about him here.

 
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