Born on this day

1963 Sergio de Leo, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991, Broad Peak in 1993, Gasherbrum I in 1994, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1997 and Lhotse in 2003.

First ascents on this day

1938 Sri Kailas (6932 m) by an Austrian party.

Gone on this day

1991 Hiroshi Ohnishi, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 1989 and Makalu in 1990, died in an avalanche on Namcha Barwa (7782 m), aged 29.

Historical event today

1986 Reinhold Messner, Italian (South Tyrolean) climber, is the first person who finished the ascents of all 14 8000er Main-Peaks by summiting Lhotse on this day.

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!


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!


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! 

Everest News and Tables Updated to 2010
Friday, 06 May 2011 16:48

Nine climbers summited Everest yesterday! This means, that the South Col-Route has 3000 ascents now, a new incredible record!


Among them was Sherpa climber Phurba Tashi, who now ascended Everest for the 18th time and, as he also ascended Cho Oyu five times and Manaslu once, he equals the record for climbing 8000ers from Juanito Oiarzabal with 24 ascents!


To date 70 ascents were done on a May 5th in climbing history! It was the fifth time in history and the third time in a row the first ascent day of the season!

Back in 1988 it was the first time with 12 ascents, in 1999 the second time with 20 ascents, which is still the first season ascent day record, in 2009 with 7, last year with 10 and yesterday with 9.

Check all ascents on Everest by day updated to the end of 2010 here!

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