Almanac

16 November



Born on this day

1944 Josef Hirtreiter, German climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1986.
1945 Leonid Troshchinenko, Russian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1989. He died in a large avalanche disaster on Qullai Istiqlol (then Pik Lenina) in 1990, aged 44.
1951 Roger Fillon, French climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu, 7711 m) in 1983.
1956 Katsumi Ito, Japanese climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999.
1960 Aleksandr Zelinski, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 1997.
1961 Lhakpa Dorje IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Makalu three times (1998, 2001 and 2004), Lhotse in 1999, Everest eight times (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), Cho Oyu five times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2016), Kangchenjunga in 2009, Dhaulagiri I in 2016 and Manaslu in 2017.
1962 Eugene Volski, Australian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1964 Khoo Swee-Chiow, Malaysian-born Singaporean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997, Everest three times (1998, 2006 and 2011), Shisha Pangma in 2001, K2 in 2012, Makalu in 2014, Manaslu in 2016 and Kangchenjunga in 2019. He also finished the Kosciuszko- and Carstensz-versions of the Seven Summits in 2000. Moreover he skied to the South Pole in the season 1999/2000 and to the North Pole in 2002.
1967 Janusz Gołąb, Polish climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 2012 (first winter ascent!) and K2 in 2014.
1968 Kojiro Kimura, Japanese climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 1997.
1976 Samantha Mary-Claire O'Carroll, Irish lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2004.
1980 Martin Joseph Hewitt, British climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011 and Everest in 2019.
1984 Yan Dong-Dong, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.

Gone on this day

1989 Autar Singh Cheema, Indian pioneer, who ascended Everest in 1965, died, aged 51.