Almanac

Born on this day

1961 Akira Saito, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2001.


First ascents on this day

1976 Payu (6621 m) by a party from Pakistan.


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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Christian Stangl on Top of K2?
Friday, 13 August 2010 17:14

Yesterday Austrian speed climber Christian Stangl claimed the summit of K2.

report (in German)

There are massive doubts about this ascent, which are reported in detail  here and here!

 
Tragedy on K2
Friday, 06 August 2010 10:31

Sad news from K2: No luck again for Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner! When she attempted the top of K2 this morning with Swedish companion Fredrik Ericsson, he tragically fell to his death.

This is again a sad loss for the climbing community. Fredrik climbed Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004 and Gasherbrum II in 2005. He was only 35 years old.

Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends.

Report (in German) 

 
Gasherbrum II Summits by Czech Climbers
Saturday, 17 July 2010 21:23

Today Czech climbers Radek Jaroš (46, his 10th 8000er Main-Peak!), Libor Uher (39, his second one after K2 in 2007) and Petr Mašek (40, his third) ascended Gasherbrum II.

Check the 10 to 14 table to know the four mountains, Radek needs to ascent to be the first Czech with all 14 8000ers here!

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Mingma ascended 8000er Nr. 12! Nanga Parbat!
Sunday, 11 July 2010 16:35

Yesterday the Iranian climber Azim Gheychi Saz summited his fourth 8000er with Nanga Parbat. He was accompanied by Sherpa climber Mingma, who summited his 12th 8000er. Also Mingma's brother Chhang Dawa (his 6th 8000er!) and three Korean climbers summited.

Report

 
German Shisha Pangma Attempt finished - The Wind
Monday, 31 May 2010 20:02

They reached 7800 m, but the wind stopped the attempt on Shisha Pangma for the German ski expedition!

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