Almanac

01 October



Born on this day

1937 Ryszard Szafirski, Polish climber, who participated in the first ascent of Kunyang Chhish (7852 m) in 1971.
1943 Michal Orolín, Slovak climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1971.
1949 Kanhaiya Lal (Pokhriyal), Indian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1991 and Everest in 1992.
1950 Nobuko Yanagisawa, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1988.
1956 Mikel Ruiz de Apodaka, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1985 and Nanga Parbat in 1992. He died in 2002 in a climbing accident on Pik Lézat in the Pyrenees, aged 45.
1958 Chun Byung-Tai, Korean climber, who ascended Everest in 2004.
1958 Ang Chiri, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 1999.
1959 Trudi Anne Seiwald, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2014.
1961 Athol Whimp, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Kumbhakarna (Jannu) in 2000. He died in 2012 in Fiordland, aged 50.
1961 Milan (Švidry) Sedláček, Czech climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2002 and Lhotse in 2012, where he died on descent, aged 50.
1962 Ang Gyalzen II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995, Everest three times (spring and autumn 1996 and 1998) and Gasherbrum I and II in 1997.
1963 Marcus James Dell, Canadian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2006.
1965 Dorje I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest fourteen times (1992, spring and autumn 1993, spring and autum 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008), Makalu in 2002 and Cho Oyu in 2004.
1965 Lhakpa Dorje III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (1995, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2010) and Lhotse three times (2003, 2012 and 2013).
1968 Andrei Aleksandrov, Russian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1998 and Everest in 2000.
1972 Kunga Bhutia, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 1993 and Kamet in 1998.
1974 Rossella Tonso, Italian lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004 and Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1975 Dawa Chhiri III, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2009.
1976 Bal Bahadur Lopchan, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1977 Mingma Dorje II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest six times (2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013), Cho Oyu twice (2006 and 2007) and Manaslu in 2011.
1979 Musa Ibrahim, Bangladeshi climber, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1981 Jangbu VIII, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013).
1983 Gongga (aka Kunga), Tibetan climber, who ascended Cho Oyu three times (2006, 2007 and 2008).
1983 Thumba (Dompa), Tibetan climber, who ascended Everest five times (2005, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2014) and Cho Oyu five times (2005, twice in 2006, 2007 and 2009).
1984 Pasang Tenzing II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest nine times (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, twice in 2011 and 2013), Cho Oyu three times (2006, 2007 and 2011) and Manaslu in 2014.
1984 Ang Pemba II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2006, 2008 and 2011).
1985 Pasang (h), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2013.
1985 Dawa Wangchu (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 2014. He died on Yalung Kang two days later, aged 28.
1986 Sonam Tshering II (aka Ang Sona), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
1992 Pasang Nima II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and Manaslu three times (2011, 2012 and 2013).

First ascents on this day

1938 Chaturangi (6395 m) by an Austrian party.
1979 Bhagirathi Parvat I North-Peak (6556 m) by a Czechoslovak party.

Gone on this day

1994 Zdeněk Šlachta, Czech climber, who attempted Shisha Pangma, died there by serac fall, aged 32.
1996 Masatsugu Konishi, Japanese climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995 and Manaslu in 1996, where he disappeared on descent, aged 57.
2008 Yoshinobu Kato, Japanese climber, who ascended Manaslu twice (1997 and 2006), Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2001, Lhotse in 2002, Annapurna I in 2003, Everest twice (2005 and 2008) and Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma in 2006, died in an avalanche on Kula Kangri (7538 m), aged 32.
2008 Susumu Nakamura, Japanese adventurer, who travelled to the North Pole in 1978, ascended Everest in 1988 and travelled to the South Pole in the season 1994/1995, died also in the avalanche on Kula Kangri (7538 m), aged 62.
2011 Anatoli Moshnikov, Russian climber, who ascended Everest twice (1990 and 1998) and Dhaulagiri I in 1996, died while climbing in the Altai, aged 58.