Almanac

27 June



Born on this day

1930 Minoru Higeta, Japanese pioneer, who ascended Manaslu in 1956.
1930 Jan Červinka, Czech climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1967.
1945 Richard Goldeband, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1946 Gaston Oyarzun, Chilean climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1979.
1947 Mstislav Gorbenko, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Everest in 1990 and K2 in 1994.
1947 Keijiro Hayasaka, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1991. He died in 1992, aged 44.
1952 Reinhard Büscher, German climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994 and Everest in 2010.
1958 Phurba Tshering II (aka Lama Phurba), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2009, 2012 and 2013).
1959 Yasumasa Katoh, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2015 and Everest in 2016.
1963 Nikolai Pimkin, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1964 Christian Trommsdorff, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997, Everest without supplementary oxygen in 2001 and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2008.
1964 David (Dave) Rodney, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest twice (1999 and 2001).
1965 Andrei Selivanov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1967 Taro Tanigawa, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1991, Gasherbrum II in 1993, Makalu in 1995, K2 in 1996, Kangchenjunga in 1998, Cho Oyu in 1999 and Lhotse and Everest in 2003. He was the first Japanese climber, who ascended the five "Big 8000ers".
1972 Iwan Irawan, Indonesian climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1978 Jaroslav (Jarda) Netík, Czech climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2009.
1982 Ahmad Reduan Rozali, Malaysian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2004 and 2007).
1985 Lobsang II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017) and Lhotse in 2018.
1985 Mingma Nuru V, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1985 Julian Benedikt Beermann, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1988 Petter-Andreas Hiden Rudander, Swedish climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1990 Maria (Masha) Khitrikova, Ukrainian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2011. She died on Elbrus in 2012, aged 21.

First ascents on this day

1939 Chau Chau Kang Nilda (6303 m) by a British party.
1974 Leo Pargial S-Peak (6770 m) by an Indian party.
1991 Sri Kailas West SW-Peak (aka Yogeshwar, 6678 m) by an Indian party.

Gone on this day

1949 Frank Sydney Smythe, British pioneer, who achieved the first ascent of Kamet (7756 m) in 1931 and reached c. 8570 m on Everest's North Ridge without bottled oxygen in 1933. He died in London, aged 48.
1957 Hermann Buhl, Austrian pioneer, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1953 (first ascent) and Broad Peak in 1957 (first ascent). He died 18 days after the latter on Chogolisa, aged 32.
2001 Anna Collet (née Apraxine), French lady climber of Russian origin, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Cho Oyu in 1998 and Everest in 2001. She died in a plane accident, aged 47.
2008 Vladimír (Vlado) Plulík, Slovak climber, who ascended Everest in 1998 and Gasherbrum I in 2008, died twelve days after the latter on Broad Peak, aged 45.