Almanac

29 June



Born on this day

1949 Kazushi Katahira, Japanese climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1976.
1951 Josef Streif, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2001.
1961 Mikhail Turovski, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1966 Kami III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2005, 2006 and 2011), Cho Oyu in 2006, Makalu in 2008, Manaslu in 2009 and Shisha Pangma in 2010.
1969 Ang Demba, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014.
1972 Štěpán Bečvář, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1976 Mathias Marklund, Swedish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1980 Mingma Dukpa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2007, 2008 and 2009), Cho Oyu in 2007, Lhotse in 2013 and Makalu in 2014.
1982 Szilárd Suhajda, Hungarian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2014.
1983 Nima Karma, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and Cho Oyu twice (2013 and 2014).
1985 Pemba Chongbi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2011 and 2013).
1985 Sean Paul Mooney, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1989 Ang Nuru II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest and Manaslu in 2011.

First ascents on this day

1933 Lixin Ri III (6700 m) by a British party.
1964 Momhil Sar (7342 m) by an Austrian party.
1967 Istor-o-nal North (7373 m) by another Austrian party.

Gone on this day

1959 Two of the five following climbers were last seen high on Batura Sar (7795 m). All disappeared probably in an avalanche: Keith Wartburton, Richard Knight and Harry Stephenson (all UK) and Germans Martin Günnel and Albert Hirschbichler.
1970 Günther Messner, Italian (South Tyrolean) climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat, died on descent, aged 24.
1979 Ko Sang-Don, Korean climber, who was the first of his country to ascent any 8000er: Everest in 1977. He died on Denali (McKinley), aged 30.