Almanac

24 July



Born on this day

1943 John Stephen Dahlem, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008 and Everest in 2010. Later in 2010 he also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits.
1950 Kiyoshi Yamashita, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1960 Catherine Destivelle, French lady free-climber, who ascended the very difficult Trango Nameless Tower.
1961 Josef (Pepino) Morávek, Czech climber, who ascended Lhotse in 1999, Shisha Pangma in 2007 and Cho Oyu in 2011.
1964 Park Chang-Woo, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 1990.
1966 Hajime Teramoto, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1967 Dawa Gyalzen IV (aka Dawa Geljen), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1970 John Kazanas, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1971 Dut Bahadur Budha Magar, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1980 Kim Young-Mi, Korean lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2008 and Lhotse in 2009.
1995 Karma Dawa Thakur, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.

First ascents on this day

1953 Ausangate (6372 m) by a German party.
1956 Ratang Tower (6312 m) by a British party.
1962 Saltoro Kangri (7742 m) by a Japanese-Pakistani party.
1973 Baihali Jot I (SW, 6295 m) by a British party.
1985 Ngabong Terong (6185 m) by an Indo-British party.
1994 Changtok Sar I (6972 m) by a Japanese party.
2007 Chako SW-Peak (6704 m, Nepal-Tibet border) by a Japanese party. The Main-Peak, which lies entirely in Tibet (~6735 m) is still unclimbed.

Gone on this day

1962 Cuthbert Wilfrid Frank Noyce, British pioneer, who participated in the first ascent of Trivor in 1960, died on Pik Garmo, aged 44.
1994 Steven Donald Frederick (Steve) Untch, American climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1987, died on K2, aged 38.
2002 Attila Ozsváth, Hungarian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 1987, disappeared in the Charakusa region of the Karakorum, aged 45.