Almanac

24 January



Born on this day

1944 Hubert Hillmaier, German climber, who ascended Everest in 1978.
1947 Branko Šeparović, Croatian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998.
1954 Gota Isono, Japanese climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga Central-Peak in 1984.
1955 Yoo Han-Kyu, Korean climber, who ascended K2 in 2000.
1956 Michael Niemeier, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest twice (2007 and 2010).
1963 Pemba Tenji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990, Everest four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2003) and Lhotse twice (2000 and 2010).
1964 Santiago (Santi) Martín, Spanish Extremaduran climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006 and Cho Oyu in 2007.
1964 John Kenneth Rost, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2004. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits later that year.
1964 Lhakpa IV (aka Kongle), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2005 and Lhotse in 2013.
1965 Michael Grossalber, Austrian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002 and Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1965 Clark Jackson, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1968 Konstantin Farafonov, Kazakh climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996 and Everest in 1997.
1974 Jørgen Aamot, Norwegian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2005.
1975 Ali Mohammadi, Iranian climber, who asended Manaslu in 2011.
1976 Tarun Saikia, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1976 Pemba (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1978 Liang Li-Fang, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Everest and Manaslu in 2014.
1983 Marko Blečić, Montenegrin climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1984 Phura Gyalzen, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga and Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest four times (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
1992 Lhakpa Gyalzen, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2012 and Everest twice (2014/disputed/ and 2016).