Almanac

25 August



Born on this day

1939 Werner Bürkli, Swiss climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1982, where he died on descent, aged 42.
1940 Yervand Ilinski, Kazakh climber and expedition leader, who ascended Everest in 1990.
1941 Ivan Fiala, Slovak climber and expedition leader, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1971.
1942 Peter Mezger, German climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990 and K2 in 1993, where he disappeared on descent, aged 50.
1960 Dawa (c), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2011.
1962 Andreas Egger, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2013.
1967 Shawn Dawson, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1968 Mingma Ongel II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2003 and 2005).
1973 Christian Harling, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1973 Chatur Kumar Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009, Everest in 2012 and Manaslu in 2013.
1974 Joby Ogwyn, American climber, who ascended Everest twice (1999 and 2008), Lhotse in 2001 and Makalu and Cho Oyu in 2004. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2000.
1974 Hadi Saberi, Iranian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2008.
1976 Tyler Johnson, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007.
1981 Haruhisa Watanabe, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2004. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2004. He died in 2012 in an accident in Russia, aged 31.
1981 Chhiti Thinduk Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Everest and Cho Oyu in 2009.
1982 Pema Trinley (aka Baima Chilie), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1982 Samuel Anthony (Sam) Elias, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1985 Dawa Sange (a), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2011, K2 in 2012 and Manaslu in 2013.
1990 Yeshe Tenzing, Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.

First ascents on this day

1899 Koser Gunge (~6050 m) by an American party.
1935 Dongfang Ri I (6966 m) by a British party.
1947 Balbala (~6340 m) by a Swiss party.
1955 Dam Kang II (c. 6096 m) by a German party.

Gone on this day

1998 Albert Eggler, Swiss climber and leader of the successful expedition to Everest and Lhotse in 1956, died, aged 85.
2008 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber, who ascended Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II in 1986, Shisha Pangma in 1989, Everest in 1997 and Cho Oyu in 2006, died by a fall on Muztagh Tower (7273 m), aged 49.