Almanac

21 September



Born on this day

1924 Hermann Buhl, Austrian pioneer, who made two first ascents, Nanga Parbat in 1953 and Broad Peak in 1957. He died 18 days later after the ascent of the latter, during an attempt to climb Chogolisa, aged 32.
1930 Michiro Nakashima, Japanese climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1990.
1949 Matsushi Yamashita, Japanese climber, who ascended Rakaposhi (7788 m) in 1979.
1951 Ronald Norman Sanga, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1955 Antoni Gómez, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1956 Josef Brunner, Austrian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 1993 and Gasherbrum II in 1998.
1959 Paul Bennett Pender, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1965 Yukio Yabe, Japanese climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1995.
1965 Peme, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011).
1966 Peter Martin Solie, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1967 Guy Tristram Higgott, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1968 Timothy (Tim) Colquhoun, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1969 Marko Lihteneker, Slovenian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005 and died on descent, aged 35.
1970 Laurent Morel, Belgian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1971 Erik Bizoň, Slovak climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998.
1973 Lhakpa Tenji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2018 and 2019) and Lhotse in 2018.
1973 Lo Chak-Sum, Chinese (Hongkong) climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1974 Jowan Gauthier, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999.
1974 Daniel Vlach, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1974 Liu Sen, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1975 Joo Woo-Pyoung, Korean climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 1999 and K2 in 2000.
1976 Beth Rebecca Hall-Thompson, British lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1980 Park Kyeong-Hyo, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2007 and K2 in 2008, where he died on descent, aged 27.
1982 Seyed Hadi Sattar Forough, Iranian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I and Manaslu in 2017.
1982 Dawa Diki, Nepalese Sherpani lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1983 Samuel John Watson Lipscombe, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1985 Michael Demjen-Lerjen, Swiss climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2004.
1986 Matthias Benjamin König, Swiss climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2017.
1987 Michael Lutz, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1987 Dawa Sangay II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1988 Gajur Man Rai, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1991 Takahiro Ito, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.

First ascents on this day

1969 Lampak I (6325 m) by an Indian party.
1979 P. 6648 (Dakkhni Rishi) by a Japanese party.
2003 Beu-tse (aka Bartse, 6235 m) by British party.

Gone on this day

1988 Narayan Kumar Shrestha, Nepalese Newar climber, who ascended Everest in 1985. He died in an avalanche on Everest, aged 28.
1989 Jeong Kab-Yong (26) and Kim Jong-Kyu (27), Korean climbers, who ascended Annapurna II (7937 m) on that day, died on descent.
1996 Lobsang Jangbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996), Cho Oyu in 1993 and Broad Peak in 1995. He died on Everest by an avalanche, aged 25, just four months after he survived the spring disaster.
1996 Dawa, another Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1994, died in the same avalanche as Lobsang Jangbu, aged 35.