Almanac

06 May



Born on this day

1902 Peter Aschenbrenner, Austrian pioneer, who was a member of three Nanga Parbat expeditions (1932, 1934 and 1953). In 1932 he participated in the first ascent of Rakhiot Peak (7070 m). He died in 1997, aged 95.
1923 Josef (Sepp) Jöchler, Austrian pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. He died in 1994, aged 70.
1943 Raymond David Caughron, American climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994. He died on Makalu in 2002, aged 58.
1950 Johannes Carstensen, German climber, who ascended Broad Peak Foresummit in 1999.
1952 Daniel Perler, Swiss climber, who ascended Everest in 2002 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2011. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2007.
1954 Ian Woods, South African climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1955 Anthony Kelly, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1962 Nicolas Jaques, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Cho Oyu in 2001.
1962 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1966 Muharrem Aydin Irmak, Turkish climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1967 Park Heon-Ju, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Everest in 2000.
1968 David (Narly) McKinley, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Everest in 2009 and Lhotse and Manaslu in 2011.
1969 Chering Norbu Bodh, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2001, Annapurna I in 2002, Lhotse in 2003, Kangchenjunga in 2004, Cho Oyu in 2006 and Dhaulagiri I in 2009.
1971 Lee Gil-Young, Korean climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2000.
1974 Eric Remza, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2007 and Cho Oyu in 2010.
1975 Toshihisa Agata, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1978 Sergei Kofanov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2006 and 2007) and Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 2007. He also finished the Kosciuszko- and Carstensz-versions of the Seven Summits in 2008.
1978 Pemba Tashi II (Bianba Zaxi II), Tibetan climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak three times (2001, 2005 and 2006), Everest three times (2005, 2008 and 2009), Annapurna I in 2006, Gasherbrum I in 2007 and Cho Oyu in 2009.
1983 Riten Jangbu (aka Tashi), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2014.
1984 Karna Bahadur Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest three times (2009, 2011 and 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1984 Kanta Manu Devi, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1987 Phuntsok (aka Phinzo), Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu three times (2006, 2007 and 2008).

First ascents on this day

1961 Annapurna III (7555 m) by an Indian party.
1965 Gangapurna (7455 m) by a German party.

Gone on this day

1859 Alexander von Humboldt, German pioneer and explorer, who did early travels to South America and Asia. He was the first, who tried to ascent the highest Equadorian volcano Chimborazo in 1802. He died, aged 89.