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Born on this day

1973 Denis Urubko, Kazakh climber, who ascended Everest in 2000, Lhotse twice (2001 and 2010), Gasherbrum I and II in 2001, Kangchenjunga and Shisha Pangma in 2002, Nanga Parbat in 2003, Broad Peak twice (2003 and 2005), Annapurna I in 2004, Manaslu twice in 2006, Dhaulagiri I and K2 in 2007, Makalu in 2008 and Cho Oyu in 2009, where he finished the fourteen 8000er Main-Peaks. In addition he climbed Gasherbrum II in winter 2011, the first ascent of a Pakistani Main-8000er in winter!


First ascents on this day

1976 Gharkun South-Peak (c. 6500 m) by a Japanese party.


Gone on this day

1975 Marek Kęsicki (25) and Andrzej Sikorski (27), Polish pioneers, who participated in the first ascent of Broad Peak Central (Zhongyang, 8011 m), died on descent.


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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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Hungarian Climbers on Top of Lhotse
Sunday, 22 May 2011 20:59

Yesterday Hungarian climbers Zsolt Erőss and László Gál were on top of Lhotse. While for László it was his first 8000er it was the ninth for Zsolt!

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