Almanac

Born on this day

1979 Estibaliz (Estitxu) Salinas, Spanish Basque lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.


First ascents on this day

2009 Lhaqensangrag (6123 m) by a Swiss climber.


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Czech Success and Tragedy
Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:56

Tomáš Petreček and Marek Novotný were successful on Gasherbrum I and II.

Short report here

Zdeněk Hrubý and Marek Holeček attempted a new route on Gasherbrum I but were not able to top out. Unfortunately on the way down Zdeněk Hrubý fell to his death.

He was one of the Czech leading climbers with eight Main-8000ers (Cho Oyu in 1994, Gasherbrums I and II in 1997, Lhotse in 1999, Shisha Pangma in 2004, Broad Peak in 2007, Dhaulagiri I in 2008 and Nanga Parbat in 2012) and the president of the Czech Mountaineering Federation. It appears that he died on his 57th birthday. 

Report

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

 
Success on Gasherbrum I
Monday, 29 July 2013 10:25

Despite all the tragedies this season Oscar Cadiach achieved his 13th 8000er today. Now he only needs Broad Peak to finish all 14.

Ascent note here.

 
Fatality on Broad Peak
Monday, 08 July 2013 11:26

An expedition from Germany to Broad Peak was abandoned because of a fatal accident by one of their members, female climber Dana Heide (39) from Potsdam.

Our condolences go to Dana's family and friends!

 
Broad Peak Summits
Saturday, 06 July 2013 22:06

It was reported that Austrian climber Sepp Inhöger summited Broad Peak Main, while six other climbers finished at the Rocky Foresummit. Find the names in the report here.

Josef (Sepp) Inhöger (52) ascended his fourth Main-8000er after Dhaulagiri I in 1989, Manaslu in 1993 and Cho Oyu in 1997.  

 
Worst Day in Mountaineering History
Monday, 24 June 2013 10:36

Yesterday eleven brave mountaineers were shot to death in the Diamir BC of Nanga Parbat. Among them were Ukrainian climbers Badawi Kashaev and Dmitry Konyaev, also Ali Hussain from Pakistan. The other eight climbers had several achievements on 8000ers in the past and are listed in a memorial table.

Memorial table with achievements

Our heartfelt condolences go to all families and friends of the climbers!

 
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