Born on this day

1969 Samuel Short, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.

First ascent on this day

1975 Bharanzar (6574 m) by an Indian party.

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!

Cho Oyu Summits
Friday, 06 May 2011 16:16

Swiss climber Ueli Steck and Canadian climber Don Bowie summited Cho Oyu yesterday! Ueli summited Cho Oyu only 18 days after his ascent of Shisha Pangma. 

Note on Don Bowie's site

Iranian Climber Died on Manaslu
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:30

During the ascent of Manaslu on April 29th an Iranian climber died of cerebral edema. His name was Isa Mir-Shekari!

Our condolences go to his family and friends!


Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: K2 again
Monday, 02 May 2011 19:50

Austrian lady climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (40) announced, that she will go to K2 again this summer, together with her German husband Ralf Dujmovits (49) and the Argentinean climber Tommy Heinrich (49). Probably a Polish climber and possibly two Kazakh climbers will join the expedition as well. They will attempt the mountain from the Chinese North side.

Report (in German)

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