Almanac

28 February



Born on this day

1942 Roman (Romi) Robas, Slovenian climber, who ascended Kangbachen (subsidiary peak of Kangchenjunga, 7903 m) in 1974 and Cho Oyu in 1988.
1943 Bruno Friedrich, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1950 Janusz Skorek, Polish climber, who ascended Lhotse in 1979.
1952 Christopher Burrows, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2007. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2009.
1957 Haruyuki Endo, Japanese climber, who ascended Everest 1983, Nanga Parbat in 1988, Gasherbrum I in 1989 and Gasherbrum II in 1990.
1957 Philippe Battu, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1958 Ginette Harrison, British lady climber, who ascended Everest in 1993, Cho Oyu in 1997, Kangchenjunga (first female ascent) and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998 and Makalu in spring 1999. She also finished the Carstensz- and Kosciuszko-versions of the Seven Summits in 1995. She died in autumn 1999 in an avalanche on Dhaulagiri I, aged 41.
1958 Serge Koenig, French climber, who ascended Everest in 1988.
1958 James Edward (Jim) Haberl, Canadian climber, who ascended K2 in 1993. He died in an avalanche in Alaska in 1999, aged 41.
1962 Cho Kwang-Jae, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 1989.
1966 Antoine Cayrol, French adventurer, who ascended Everest in 1993 and Tirich Mir in 2001. He also travelled unsupported to the North Pole in 1996 and to the South Pole in the season 1998/1999.
1969 Alain Christian André Baissières, French climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2014.
1970 Jefferson Dos Reis, Brazilian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1980 Nga Tenji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest eight times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), Manaslu in 2009 and K2 in 2012.
1983 Phunchok Giaccho, Indian climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2011.
1983 Phu Dorchi II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1984 Ramesh Bahadur Thapa Magar, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.