Almanac

12 November



Born on this day

1886 Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth, German born geologer, geographer and mountaineer, who led early expeditions to High Asia, which resulted in the first ascents of Jongsang Ri (7483 m) in 1930 and Sia Kangri (7422 m) in 1934. He was also famous for his Himalayan chronicles and many excellent books. Later in his life he was a Swiss citizen and died there in Ringgenberg in 1975, aged 88.
1935 Dieter Thomann, German climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in 1988.
1942 Hiroshi Watanabe, Japanese climber, who probably made the first ascent of Ngadi Chuli (7871 m) in 1970. He died on descent, aged 27.
1945 Thierry Renard, French climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1985, Cho Oyu in 1987 and Everest in 1996. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 1997.
1946 James Sparks, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Everest in 2001.
1947 Ang Phurba III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (1987 and 1995) and Everest in 1990.
1948 Krystyna Palmowska, Polish lady climber, who ascended Rakaposhi in 1979 (first female ascent), Broad Peak in 1983 (first female ascent) and Nanga Parbat in 1985.
1949 Ian Wallace Toothill, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1958 Georgy Kuzmin, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1961 Robert John Kay, American climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011 and Everest in 2016.
1962 Martha Gamper, Italian (South Tyrolean) lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1962 Masanori Suzuki, Japanese climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2003.
1964 Tomasz Tauszyński, Polish climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2003.
1967 Aleksei Dukukin, climber from Uzbekistan, who ascended Everest in 1998.
1970 Uwe Trostmann, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1971 Wolfgang Klocker, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1974 Paul W. Trümpelmann, South African climber, based in the UK, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1974 Neikhrietuonuo Linyu, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1981 Yaroslav Nosa, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.
1992 Gyalje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2017.

Gone on this day

2002 Karel Jakeš, Slovak climber of Czech origin, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1984, died in an avalanche in the High Tatras, aged 49.