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Born on this day

1970 Bhupesh Hada, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.


First ascents on this day

1976 Batura Sar I (7795 m) by a German party.


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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.

 
Gerlinde on Top of K2
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:45

Finally she made it! At 18h18 local time Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner finished the 14 8000ers! She is now the first lady climber with all 14 8000ers without the use of bottled oxygen. Also Vassili Pivtsov and Maksut Zhumayev are not far from finishing the 14 8000ers with her! Darek Załuski from Poland is also on his way to the top.

Update: All four climbers were on top and are now on descent. They hope to reach Camp IV.

Keep the fingers crossed for a safe return.

Update: All are safe back in BC and soon on their way home.

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The All 14 table is already updated.

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The updated "Female 3 to 14" Table:

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