Almanac

Born on this day

1957 Richard Lechleitner, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.


Gone on this day

2010 Luca Vuerich, Italian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I and Broad Peak in 2003, Lhotse in 2004 and Manaslu in 2008, died after being hit by an avalanche in the Slovenian Alps, aged 34.


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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.

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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.

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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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Rescue Attempts abandoned on Makalu
Sunday, 30 May 2010 11:36

It seems, that there is no hope anymore for the Greek climber Zaharias (Haris) Kiriakakis (44), who was the first Greek to ascent Makalu on May 26th. Arnold Coster, the expedition leader abandoned the rescue attempts today. The last radio contact was on May 28th. Again, a very sad end of the season! Before Makalu Haris also climbed Cho Oyu in 2007 and Lhotse in 2008.

Our heartfelt condolences go to all, who knew and loved him!

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