Almanac

03 December



Born on this day

1939 Viktor Imboden, Swiss climber, who ascended Lhotse Shar in 1988.
1949 Akitomo Fujibayashi, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1950 Reinhard Müller, German climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994 and Manaslu in 2002.
1958 Franc Oderlap, Slovenian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2000. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2006. He died in 2009 after ice serac head injuries on Manaslu, aged 50.
1958 Alain Denamiel, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1958 Keiichiro Suita, Japanese climber, who participated in the first ascent of Gurla Mandhata (aka Naimona'nyi, 7694 m) in 1985.
1960 Yves Martine, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1966 Leifur Svavarsson, Icelandic climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007 and Everest twice (2013 and 2019).
1966 Liu Puwei, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1967 Michel Viso, French climber, who ascended Everest twice (2014 and 2018).
1968 Robert Timothy Chang, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1969 Mathew Rogerson, Australian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1997.
1970 Stephen Robert Bock, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1971 Sonam Tashi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu five times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2005) and Everest twice (2011 and 2013).
1972 Lisa Thompson White, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1973 Khalid Sulaiman Humaid Al-Siyabi, Omanian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1973 Ngima Dorje Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011, Everest in 2016 and Manaslu in 2019.
1974 Lal Bahadur Jirel, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2010 and 2019) and Manaslu in 2018.
1978 Penelope Goddard, lady climber from New Zealand, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1980 Win Ko Ko, climber from Myanmar, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1981 James Viles, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1981 Vincent Jean Marie Robert Callet, French climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015.
1983 Yundan (aka Yonten), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest three times (2004, 2007 and 2009).
1986 Sirbaz Khan, Pakistani climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2017, K2 in 2018 and Lhotse, Broad Peak and Manaslu in 2019.
1986 Philipp Pucher, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1986 Ang Dorje (a), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 2019.
1987 Jigmat Namgail, Indian climber, who ascended Makalu in 2019.
1987 Scott Ransley, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1989 Aymeric Vinot, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.

Gone on this day

1994 Michael (Michel) Dacher, German climber, who ascended Yalung Kang in 1975, Lhotse in 1977, K2 in 1979, Shisha Pangma in 1980, Gasherbrum I in 1982, Cho Oyu in 1983, Manaslu in 1984, Nanga Parbat in 1985, Broad Peak in 1986 and Gasherbrum II in 1987, died, aged 61.
1998 Dušan Polenik, Slovenian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in spring 1998, died in the Slovenian Alps, aged 30.