Almanac

10 December



Born on this day

1943 Leoš Horka, Czech climber, who ascended Nanda Devi in 1981. He died in 1988 after summiting Tilicho (7134 m), aged 44.
1946 Roland Erardi, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1991.
1948 Mamoru Taniguchi, Japanese climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1983, Broad Peak in 1988, Cho Oyu in 1992 and Gasherbrum I in 1994.
1952 Gregory (Greg) Mortimer, Australian climber, who ascended Annapurna II in 1983, Everest in 1984, K2 in 1990 and Manaslu in 2002. He is the eighth climber and the first Australian, who ascended Everest and K2 without bottled oxygen.
1954 Gregory Scott Paul, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1955 Nazir Ahmad Sabir, Pakistani climber, who ascended K2 in 1981, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak in 1982, Gasherbrum I in 1992 and Everest in 2000.
1958 John Thomas Taylor, Australian climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1959 Francisco José (Coque) Pérez, Spanish Valencian climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 1987, Broad Peak Foresummit in 1990 and Everest in 1991.
1962 Pasang Lhamu I, Nepalese Sherpani, who ascended Everest in 1993 and died on descent, aged 30. She was the first Nepalese lady climber, who ascended Everest.
1962 Manuel (Manolo) García, Spanish Murcian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2000.
1968 Catherine (Cathy) O'Dowd, South African lady climber, who ascended Everest twice (1996 and 1999). She is the first woman, who ascended Everest from Nepal and Tibet.
1968 Yumiko Okubo, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997 and Manaslu in 2001.
1969 Ronald Newerkla, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1970 Katalin Csollány, Hungarian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2003 and Gasherbrum I and Broad Peak in 2007.
1972 Kang Yeon-Ryong, Korean climber, who ascended Gasherbrum IV in 1999, K2 in 2000, Shisha Pangma in 2002, Everest in 2006, Lhotse in 2007 and Makalu in 2009.
1973 Valerio Massimo, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2009.
1978 Yann Delevaux, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1978 Bir Kaji Tamang, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest twice (2010 and 2013).
1978 Elia Saikaly, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2010 and 2013) and Cho Oyu in 2011.
1978 Wang Ji, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2013.
1979 Tashi Phuntsok, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2008.
1980 Mats Olav Steinsland, Norwegian climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1981 Victoria James, British lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Everest in 2007.
1984 Nurbu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2007 and 2012) and Lhotse twice (2008 and 2011). He is the climber, who said, that Miss Oh and her three Sherpa companions did not ascent Kangchenjunga in 2009.
1986 Pemba Tenzing Lama, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1988 Tsering Palmo, Indian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2012.
1993 Rinjin Bhote, Nepalese Bhutia climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.

Gone on this day

1987 Kiichiro Kato, Japanese pioneer, who ascended Manaslu in 1956, died, aged 67.
2003 Teodors Kirsis, Latvian climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1993 and Everest in 1995. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2002. He died on Mount Cook, aged 61.