Almanac

Gone on this day

1989 Autar Singh Cheema, Indian pioneer, who ascended Everest in 1965, died, aged 51.


Born on this day

1968 Kojiro Kimura, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 1997.


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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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Lhotse Summits
Saturday, 21 May 2011 21:26

Today Lhotse was ascended by Carlos Pauner, Carlos Soria, Juanito Oiarzabal, Juanjo Garra and Javier Pérez.

For Carlos Pauner it was 8000er Nr. 11, for Carlos Soria Nr. 10. The latter is also now the oldest climber on Lhotse with 72 years and 105 days.

For Juanito Oiarzabal it was his 25th ascent of an 8000er, so he equaled Phurba Tashi Sherpa, who ascended Everest yesterday with Himex for the second time this season and for his 19th time. 

For Juanjo Garra it was his seventh Main-8000 and for Javier Pérez it was his first.

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Mario Panzeri on Kangchenjunga
Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:49

Italian climber Mario Panzeri (47) summited Kangchenjunga yesterday. This was his 12th Main-8000er! He only needs Dhaulagiri I and Gasherbrum I to finish the 14 8000ers.

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First Sherpani on Top of Everest twice in a Season
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:36

Miss Chhurim Sherpa, a lady climber from Lelep VDC, summited Everest twice this season, May 12th and May 19th! She is the first Sherpani with this achievement!

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