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1968 Dieter Antoni, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.


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New Records on Lhotse
Friday, 27 May 2011 14:30

Not only the first German lady climber summited Lhotse yesterday, but also the first Chinese lady climber, Wang Jing (36), who now has climbed four Main-8000ers after Cho Oyu in 2007, Manaslu in 2009 and Everest in 2010.

Also Zhang Liang from China summited, it was his 5th Main-8000er.

And last but not least Sherpa climber Phurba Tashi summited Lhotse as well and therefore is again in the lead with 26 ascents of Main-8000ers now.

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A New Youngest Seven Summiteer
Thursday, 26 May 2011 22:42

George Atkinson, a boy, who will be 17 on May 29th, summited Everest today and became the youngest British climber, who ascended Everest and also the youngest to finish the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits!

It seems, that he will not keep the latter title for long, because US-boy Jordan Romero, who summited Everest last year plans to attempt his seventh summit Vinson by the end of the year and then will probably finish this version as well! He celebrates his 15th birthday in July!

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First German Lady Climber on Lhotse
Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:09

Today German lady climber Billi Bierling summited Lhotse. She is now on the way back to Camp II.

Note on her site.

 
First American Woman on Kangchenjunga
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 21:59

Cleo Weidlich summited Kangchenjunga on May 20th at 7h48 am! She is now the first American woman, who was on top of this mountain! She reported by email:

"This was the strangest expedition ever, I'm glad it's over! I ruptured the parallel ligaments of my right knee at 8,500 and by the time I reached C4, I was snow blind as well. Needless to say, it was an epic descent...  I made my way to C2 where I was rescued by a heli. A young man from Ireland, living in the UK, Anselm Murphy, guided me from C3 to C2. I was discharged today from the Norvic International hospital in Kathmandu."

It is her fifth Main-8000er after Cho Oyu, Everest, Gasherbrum I and Manaslu!

 
Ronald Naar Lost on Cho Oyu
Monday, 23 May 2011 18:09

Dutch climber Ronald Naar died yesterday during an attempt on Cho Oyu.

In 1981 he ascended Nanga Parbat and in 1983 he climbed the Forepeak of Broad Peak. Then in 1992 he ascended Everest and in 1995 also K2!

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

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