Almanac

Born on this day

1967 Wang Qiu-Yang, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2007.


First ascents on this day

1972 Panch Chuli "I" (6355 m) by an Indian party. This peak is only a subsidiary peak of Panch Chuli "II" (6904 m). A renaming of the two peaks would be useful to Panch Chuli I and Panch Chuli I NW-Peak.


Gone on this day

1989 Sungdare, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (1979, 1981, 1982, 1985 and 1988), Dhaulagiri I in 1987 and Cho Oyu in 1988, died, aged 34.


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Multiple Summits on Manaslu
Monday, 04 October 2010 10:57

On October 1st several climbers summited Manaslu! Here are some of the successful climbers known so far:

Carlos Soria and Carlos Pauner  - Report

Cleo Weidlich and John Tsang - Report 

Billi Bierling, Ellen Miller, Russell Brice and several more - Report

Chhang Dawa (his 8th 8000er!)

More details and table updates to follow!

 
Walter Nones Died on Cho Oyu
Monday, 04 October 2010 10:45

Yesterday Italian climber Walter Nones (39) died on Cho Oyu. He climbed K2 in 2004 and witnessed the death of his companion Karl Unterkircher on Nanga Parbat in 2008. Again a great loss for the climbing community! 

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

Full report 

 
Lama Geshe Suffers a Stroke
Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:03

The famous Lama Geshe (79) from Pangboche, the highest ranking Lama in his area, suffered a stroke around the 20th September. There is a call to climbers for help from his family! 

Whole story 

 
Four Climbers missing on Dhaulagiri I
Thursday, 30 September 2010 17:46

Osamu Tanabe (49, nine Main-8000ers), Toshio Yamamoto (36, climbed Shisha Pangma in 2006) and Daisuke Honda (32) from Japan and Nepalese Sherpa climber Pasang Gelu went missing since Tuesday after an avalanche on Dhaulagiri I.

Report 

 
Kurt Albert died after fatal Fall
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 11:59

Kurt Albert, the "Father of Red Point climbing" is dead. He died yesterday evening (September 28th) after a fatal fall on Sunday. The famous German free climber was born on January 28th, 1954. One of his most outstanding climbs was the "Eternal Flame" on the Nameless Tower in the Karakoram in 1989, which he climbed together with the late Wolfgang Güllich. He will be deeply missed.

Report (in German)

 
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