Almanac

Born on this day

1939 Eiko Funahashi, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.


First ascents on this day

1983 Baintha Brakk II (6960 m) by a party from South Korea.


Gone on this day

1986 Renato Casarotto, Italian climber, who made the first ascent of Broad Peak North (7490 m) in 1983 and ascended Gasherbrum II in 1985, died on K2, aged 38.


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First Pakistani 8000er Climbed in Winter
Thursday, 03 February 2011 17:01

Yesterday Denis Urubko, Simone Moro and Corey Richards summited Gasherbrum II, the first 8000er in Pakistan in winter. The table with all winter ascents so far is updated here.

Simone Moro climbed seven different 8000ers (plus three Everest repetitions) so far, three of them in winter.

This was also Denis Urubko's 19th 8000er ascent.

 
Joe Puryear Lost in Tibet!
Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:12

It's been reported, that Joseph (Joe) Puryear, the great American climber (born on August 17th, 1973), who's passion was to search for first ascent possibilities, died on Lapche Kang I (aka Labuche Kang or Labgye Kung, 7367 m) in Tibet! 

More details!

Expedition website

Heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends!

 
Avalanche on Baruntse: Chuwang Nima missed!
Sunday, 24 October 2010 14:30

Chuwang Nima, one of the leading Sherpa climbers is missing after an avalanche on Baruntse on Saturday!

Chuwang Nima (born August, 20th 1967, sometimes aka Chhewang Nima), who ascended Everest 18 (!) times (one ascent was unrecognized!), also summited Cho Oyu in 2002 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004.

Report (October 24)

Report (October 25)

The name of the second Sherpa climber, who went missing in the avalanche is not known so far.

Again a sad loss for the climbing community. Heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends!
 

 
Eric Larsen finished the "Three Poles"
Monday, 18 October 2010 10:25

When Eric Larsen summited Everest on October 15th together with four Sherpa climbers, he also finished the so-called "Three Poles". The table is updated, but there are the first finishing dates for North and South Pole, not the repetitions from this year.

Everest summit report

Updated "Three Poles"-and-more-table

 
Alix Von Melle Summits Cho Oyu
Monday, 04 October 2010 11:04

On October 2nd lady climber Alix von Melle from Germany and Austrian Rupert Hauer summited Cho Oyu!

It was Alix's fourth 8000er after Gasherbrum II in 2006, Nanga Parbat in 2008 and Dhaulagiri I in 2009.

Report

 
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