Almanac

22 October



Born on this day

1928 Radovan Kuchař, Czech pioneer, who was a member of the first Czechoslovakian expedition to High Asia in 1965, where he participated in the first ascent of Kohe Hevad (6849 m) in the Hindukush. He died in 2012, aged 83.
1945 Samuel (Mike) Ballmann, Swiss climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1980.
1947 Yoshito Masuda, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1948 Mark Jennings, British climber, who ascended Everest in 1998, where he died on descent, aged 49.
1949 Antoni (Toni) Sors, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Everest in 1985. He died in an avalanche on Lhotse Shar in 1987, aged 37.
1949 Hisao Miyazaki, Japanese climber, who ascended Himalchuli in 1978.
1952 Óscar Cadiach, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1984, Everest twice (1985 and 1993), Broad Peak Central in 1992 (the only route to any of the Broad Peaks from the Chinese side), Shisha Pangma in 1993, Cho Oyu twice (1996 and 1997), Makalu in 1998, Gasherbrum II in 1999, Lhotse in 2001, Gurla Mandhata in 2002, Manaslu in 2011, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I and K2 in 2012 and Kangchenjunga and Gasherbrum I in 2013.
1956 Reinhard Richter, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1972 Edita Uksaitė Nichols, Lithuanian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011, Manaslu in 2012 and Everest in 2013.
1973 Heradio (Leo) Oracion, Philippine climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1977 Kami Rita II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest thirteen times (2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, twice in 2011, 2012 and twice in 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2013.
1980 Ngawang Dhondup, Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu four times (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009) and Everest six times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009).
1986 Ang Tendi (a), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.

First ascents on this day

1954 Kangchungtse (7678 m) by a French party.
1962 Ghustung (6529 m) by a British party.
1973 Kakstet Kangri (6461 m) by an Indian party (not verified!).
1978 Pabil (7104 m) by a Japanese party.

Gone on this day

2006 Lhakpa Rita II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (1998, 2001 and 2004), Lhotse twice (2002 and 2006), Annapurna I in 2003, Cho Oyu in 2005 and Manaslu in 2006. He died at the South Face of Annapurna I, aged 35.
2009 Péter Csizmadia, Hungarian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2007, died in an avalanche on Ren Zhong Feng (~5800 m), aged 37.