Almanac

08 March



Born on this day

1921 Fritz Luchsinger, Swiss pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Lhotse in 1956 and ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1980 as well. He died on Shisha Pangma in 1983, aged 62.
1947 Vladimír Myšík, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Gasherbrum I and II in 1997.
1948 Jiří Šmíd, Swiss climber of Czech origin, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997. He died in 1999 in the Bernese Alps, aged 51.
1949 Wilhelmus (Wim) Pasquier, Swiss climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1984 and Cho Oyu in 2003.
1949 Carolyn (Kay) LeClaire, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2009, where she also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits.
1950 Sharab Chandub Negi, Indian climber, who ascended Kamet in 1987 and Everest in 2006.
1959 Aleksandr Vegner, Russian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1996.
1960 Alain Desez, French climber, who ascended Everest in 1990.
1960 Yoshiki Sakai, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011 and Cho Oyu in 2016.
1960 Peter Johannes Boogaard, Dutch climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1966 Pello Angulo, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995.
1970 Neel Chand Dogra, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2001, Lhotse in 2003, Kangchenjunga in 2004 and Makalu in 2009.
1971 Sergei Sokolov, Uzbek climber, who ascended Everest in 1998.
1971 Vishal Mani Maithani, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1971 Szymon Nałudka, Polish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1971 Rafel Perelló, Spanish Balearic climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1971 Joanna Jane Bradshaw, British lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013 and Everest in 2016.
1975 Domhnall O'Dochartaigh, Irish climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2009, Everest in 2010 and Manaslu in 2012.
1976 Jason Keith Wolfe, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1980 Pasang Ngima II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2017, 2018 and 2019), Lhotse in 2018 and Cho Oyu in 2019.
1983 Raghuveer Chand, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1986 Kishor Adhikari, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1987 Oscar James Todd, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1989 Henrique Scalco Franke, Brazilian climber, who ascended Everest in 2018 and Manaslu in 2019.
2000 Hemlata Ambadas Gaikwad, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
2003 Gabrielle Jane Kanizay, Australian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2019.

Gone on this day

2013 Jürg Marmet, Swiss pioneer, who was the first European climber, who ascended Everest back in 1956, died, aged 85.