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Born on this day

1956 Zac Zaharias, Australian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1986, Dhaulagiri I in 1997, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999, Cho Oyu in 2004, Gasherbrum II in 2005 and Everest in 2010.


First ascents on this day

1974 Shisparé Sar (7611 m) and Ghenta Sar (7090 m) by a Polish party.


Gone on this day

1994 Vladimir Balyberdin, Russian climber, who ascended Everest twice (1982 - new Route - SW Pillar and 1991 without bottled oxygen), Kangchenjunga Central and about two weeks later the full traverse of the four Kangchenjunga-peaks in 1989 and K2 in 1992. He died in a car-crash, aged 45.


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Radek climbed his 12th Main-8000er Today: Lhotse
Thursday, 19 May 2011 19:29

Czech climber Radek Jaroš summited Lhotse today. This is his 12th Main-8000er! He only needs K2 and Annapurna I to complete the 14 8000ers and to be the first Czech climber to do so.

Note on Radek's site (in Czech)

 
Kangchenjunga Summits
Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:36

Ludovic Challéat (41, France, 6th different Main-8000er), Philippe Gatta (42, France, 2nd after Everest) and Cedric Hählen (29, Switzerland, 2nd after K2) summited Kangchenjunga today.

Also Christian Stangl (K2 "fantasy ascent" 2010) and a Russian climber summited as well according to the report.

Read the report here.

 
First Everest-Lhotse Traverse by Michael Horst
Sunday, 15 May 2011 16:41

American climber Michael Horst, who earlier ascended Everest and Cho Oyu twice, stood on top of Everest and Lhotse within 24 hours. It was the first traverse from the top of Everest across the South Col to the top of Lhotse! Congratulations!

According to the report below he ascended Everest yesterday morning together with Rob Hart and this morning he stood on top of Lhotse!

Report

 
Sad News: Japanese Climber Died on Everest
Friday, 13 May 2011 19:29

Takashi Ozaki (58), Japanese climber, who ascended Everest twice and five additional 8000ers (Broad Peak, Manaslu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga and Makalu plus Shisha Pangma Central-Peak), died sadly yesterday on Everest.   

Again a great loss for the climbing community!

Our thoughts are with his family and friends!

Report

 
Brothers Apa and Arita summited again
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:10


Today Sherpa climber Apa ascended Everest for the 21st time and improved his own record. Also his brother Arita summited again, for the 10th time. The brothers ascended Everest six times together on the same day: May 15th, 1995, May 20th, 1998, May 24th 2000, May 26th, 2003, May 16th, 2007 and today! The most ascents of Everest done by brothers were achieved by Kami Rita I (Topke) and Lhakpa Rita I, incredible 10 times! 

The total reported ascents of Everest to date are 29! There were nine on May 5th, five on May 6th, four on May 7th and eleven today! 

 
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