Almanac

Born on this day

1959 Tina Sjögren (b. Olga Marikova), Swedish lady adventurer of Czech origin, who ascended Everest on her 40th birthday in 1999 and skied unsupported to the South Pole in the season 2001/2002 and to the North Pole in 2002 all accompanied by her husband Thomas (Tom) Sjögren. She became the first woman to achieve the "Three Poles".


First ascents on this day

1974 Kangbachen (subsidiary peak of Kangchenjunga, 7903 m) by a Polish party.


Gone on this day

2013 Juan Josep (Juanjo) Garra, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1994, Everest in 2000, Gasherbrum II in 2006, Broad Peak in 2007, Manaslu in 2008 and Lhotse in 2011, died on Dhaulagiri I, aged 49.


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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!

Report (Hungarian)

 
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.

Report (Spanish)

 
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.

Report (in Italian)

 
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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More Kangchenjunga Summits!
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:08

Today Tunç Findik summited Kangchenjunga! It is his 6th different Main-8000er after Everest (twice, once from Nepal and once from Tibet), Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri I and Makalu. He also is the first Turkish climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga! Two Sherpa climbers were with him on top, Dawa II (6 times Everest, last year Makalu) and Mingma, who finished all 14 Main-8000ers. He is the first Sherpa climber to do so! More about this historical feat soon! Swiss Guntis Brands, who attempted to be the oldest climber on the mountain, turned around at about 8200 m!

 
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