Almanac

25 November



Born on this day

1940 Franc Jeromen, Slovenian climber, who ascended Kangbachen (subsidiary peak of Kangchenjunga, 7903 m) in 1974.
1942 Teodors Kirsis, Latvian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1993 and Everest in 1995. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2002. He died in 2003 on Mount Cook, aged 61.
1946 Kimio Narusaki, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1995.
1948 Klaus-Dieter Eikemeier, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1952 Iwao Ogasawara, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1991 and Gasherbrum II in 1993.
1958 Caradog (Crag) Jones, British (Welsh) climber, who ascended Everest in 1995.
1960 Vidar Hem, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1960 Josef Inhöger, Austrian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1989, Manaslu in 1993, Cho Oyu in 1997 and Broad Peak in 2013.
1962 Heiko Weiner, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1964 José Carlos Recio, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1992.
1964 Ang Dorje II (aka Chuldim Dorje), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seventeen times (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, spring and autumn 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), Broad Peak in 1995, Cho Oyu three times (1995, 1996 and 1997), Gasherbrum II in 1997 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999.
1964 Dawa Nuru IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest five times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013).
1964 Sergei Dudko, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1967 Wilco van Rooijen, Dutch climber and adventurer, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998, Everest in 2004, Broad Peak Foresummit in 2006 and K2 in 2008. He also travelled to the North Pole in 1997 and to the South Pole in the season 2000/2001.
1969 Pasang Gombu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and Manaslu in 2011.
1972 Dendi I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2001, 2003 and 2012).
1972 Pasang Namgyal, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2003, 2008 and 2011), Yalung Kang in 2004, Lhotse Shar in 2007 and Cho Oyu in 2008.
1972 Pemba Chhoti III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013).
1972 Lhakpa Tshering VII, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2007, 2008 and 2011).
1974 Pemba Rinji I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), Lhotse in 2003, Kangchenjunga twice (2004 and 2006), Annapurna I in 2006 and Cho Oyu in 2007.
1974 Pasang Tendi I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2001, 2003 and 2011) and Cho Oyu in 2002.
1975 Hemant Sachdev, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1976 Da Rita, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2012. He died on Everest in 2013, aged 36.
1980 Ram Nurbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2013 and 2014).
1981 Pasang Tenjing IV (Pasang Tenje), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2008 and Everest twice (2012 and 2013).
1985 Christopher Cannizzaro, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1985 Ang Phurba VII, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2011 and 2013), Manaslu twice (2011 and 2012) and Lhotse in 2013.
1985 Karma Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1988 Ngima Tashi, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1989 Dorchi II (Halung Dorchi), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 2010, Annapurna I and K2 in 2012 and Everest and Manaslu in 2013.
1992 Kasang Dawa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.

Gone on this day

1955 Louis Lachenal, French pioneer, who made the first ascent of Annapurna I together with Maurice Herzog in 1950, died in the Alps, aged 34.