Almanac

07 July



Born on this day

1946 Grigori Skaller, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1947 Georg Ritter, German climber, who ascended Everest in 1978 and Kangchenjunga in 1980.
1955 Josep Tapias, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990.
1955 Joseph Hyde (Joe) Pratt III, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1957 Joan Antoni Barril, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1961 Kimberly Gattone, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1964 Koldo Aranguren, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990.
1964 Hiroki Masunaga, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1964 Kei Braun, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997.
1965 Michael Frank, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1966 Kalpana Dash, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1967 Ang Norbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2003.
1967 Charles Nicholas (Nick) Brook, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2004.
1970 Pemba Doma, Nepalese Sherpani, who ascended Everest twice (2000 from Tibet and 2002 from Nepal), Cho Oyu in 2005 and Lhotse in 2007, where she died on descent, aged 36.
1971 Matthias Baumann, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1974 Wojciech Sarna, Polish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1975 Terrence (Terry) O'Connor, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1975 Mirjam Beaudoin, German lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1976 Karma I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007 and Everest three times (2008, 2009 and 2010).
1984 Dorje ("Small"), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest twice (2006 and 2007).

First ascents on this day

1952 Huantsan (6369 m) by a Franco-Dutch party.
1956 Gasherbrum II (8034 m) by an Austrian party.
1963 Obispo (the highest point on El Altar, 5319 m) by an Italian party.
1976 Baltoro Kangri West- and North-Peaks (7274 m and c. 7270 m) by a Japanese party.
1985 Bobisghir (6416 m) by another Japanese party.

Gone on this day

1964 Jean Bouvier, French pioneer, who ascended Makalu in 1955 and Kumbhakarna (Jannu) in 1962. He died on Aiguille Verte in the Alps, aged 44.
1984 In the night to this day four Japanese climbers were killed by an avalanche on Nanga Parbat, one of them was Fuji Tsunoda (31), who climbed Yalung Kang in 1981. The other victims were Shigeoh Hida, Nobuyuki Imakyurei and Takashi Kogure.
1985 Daniel Lacroix, French climber, who ascended K2 in 1985 and died on descent, aged 26.
1993 Daniel George Culver, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 1990 and K2 in 1993, where he died on descent, aged 41.
2013 Artur Hajzer, Polish climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1983, Manaslu in 1986, Annapurna I and Shisha Pangma in 1987, Annapurna I East-Peak in 1988, Dhaulagiri I in 2008, Nanga Parbat in 2010 and Makalu in 2011, died on Gasherbrum I, aged 51.