Almanac

08 December



Born on this day

1937 Arne Naess jr., Norwegian climber, who ascended Everest in 1985 and finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1994. He died in 2004 in a climbing accident in South Africa, aged 66. He was the nephew of the pioneer and philosopher Arne Naess sr., who led the expedition, which achieved the first ascent of Tirich Mir (7708 m) in 1950.
1942 Patrick Hache, French climber, who ascended Everest in 1995.
1954 Ferdinand Schmollngruber, Austrian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1996.
1955 William D. (Willi) Prittie, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Everest in 2002.
1958 Nikolai Totmyanin, Russian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2003 and 2006), Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 2004, K2 in 2007, Dhaulagiri I in 2008 and Kangchenjunga in 2011.
1958 Patrick Rajnaraine Singh, Canadian climber (Guayanan born), who ascended Everest in 2009.
1959 Li Jie, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1963 Amaia Arantzabal, Spanish Basque lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1992.
1966 Takashi Nakamura, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1993.
1968 Daniel Bieri, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1972 DarĂ­o Bracali, Argentinean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002 and Gasherbrum II in 2006. He died on Dhaulagiri I in 2008, aged 35.
1974 James White Morrison, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Everest in 2018.
1975 Alessandro Corazza, Italian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1976 Martin James Barnett, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2007 and Cho Oyu in 2013.
1976 Lakpa Thendu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2018 and Makalu in 2019.
1980 Tong Chi-Keung, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1981 Ramesh Sadaula, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1981 Mikhail Fomin, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2018.