Almanac

14 December



Born on this day

1934 Katsutoshi Hirabayashi, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest in 1970.
1947 Kenji Shimakata, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1988.
1947 Rab Carrington, British climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 1978.
1948 Mariko Matsumoto, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2012.
1949 Jean-Noël Roche, French climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 1983, Dhaulagiri I in 1984 and Everest in 1990. He died in 2002, aged 52.
1953 Seo Dong-Hwan, Korean climber, who ascended Manaslu in 1980.
1957 Andre Victor Bredenkamp, South African climber, who ascended Everest twice (2004 and 2007) and Broad Peak in 2011.
1963 James P. Clarke, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2003. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2004 and the Carstensz-version in 2005.
1967 Diego Stefani, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1968 Dmitri Pavlenko, Russian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1997 and Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 2004.
1976 Anne-Christine Nater, Swiss lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1976 Pekma Lama Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1977 Julia Maria Pedevilla, Austrian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.