Almanac

23 December



Born on this day

1947 Seizo Tanaka, Japanese climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1979.
1951 Valeri Khrishchaty, Kazakh climber, who ascended Everest in 1982, Kangchenjunga Central-Peak, Yalung Kang and Kangchenjunga in 1989 and Dhaulagiri I in 1991. He died in 1993 on Khan Tengri, aged 41.
1954 Ricardo Torres, Mexican climber, who ascended Everest in 1989 and finished the Carstensz- and Kosciuszko-versions of the Seven Summits in 1999.
1959 Philippe Sauvageot, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1966 Javier Salazar, Mexican climber, who ascended Everest in 2002.
1968 Vladimir Lande, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1968 Marcel Thoma, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1972 Padam Bahadur Bhandari, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1976 Maksut (Max) Zhumayev, Kazakh climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I and II in 2001, Kangchenjunga and Shisha Pangma in 2002, Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak in 2003, Makalu in 2004, Cho Oyu in 2005, Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna I in 2006, Everest in 2007, Manaslu in 2008, Lhotse in 2010 and K2 in 2011, where he finished the 14 Main-8000ers. (Wrong date in passport 1977-01-01)
1977 Cristina Castagna, Italian lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004, Gasherbrum II in 2005, Dhaulagiri I in 2007, Makalu in 2008 and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2009, where she died on descent, aged 31.
1977 Matthew (Matt) DuPuy, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2009 and K2 in 2014.
1990 Tashi Tshering IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

Gone on this day

1988 Ang Lhakpa Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 1985. He died on Everest, aged 29.