Almanac

Born on this day

1961 Albert Schiestl, Austrian climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2012.


First ascent on this day

1984 Possibly (still not confirmed!) one of the two peaks of the Simvo Massif, East-Peak (6671 m) or Central-Peak (6811 m), by an Indian party. The Main-Peak (6812 m) is for sure still unclimbed.


Gone on this day

1998 Alex Jaggi, Swiss climber, who ascended Cho Oyu the day before and died on descent, aged 42.


First ascents on this day

2012 "Gyao Kang" (6718 m) by a French party.


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Summary 2009 - Part 4 - Routes and some Ascents Tables
Thursday, 31 December 2009 15:14

Ten updated routes tables are posted here ! Apart from the new Korean route on Everest there were new routes on Nanga Parbat and Cho Oyu. In addition there are now the complete ascent tables to date on Kangchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I and Shisha Pangma. Also the draft table with the Shisha Pangma Central-Peak ascents is updated, but not all of the ascents of this peak are reported nowadays, so it needs help to complete the table.

 
Summary 2009 - Part 3 - Nations
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 14:53

Apart from Everest and Manaslu all Nations tables are updated! On Everest nations Nr. 79 (San Marino), 80 (Moldova) and 81 (Panama) were successful. Please check the new nations on the other 8000ers within the tables.

 
Summary 2009 - Part 2 - Fatalities
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 18:32

Please find in the Download Section all updated fatality tables!

There were over 450 ascents and five fatalities on Everest, no ascent and one fatality on K2, 25 ascents and no fatality on Kangchenjunga, 25 ascents and one fatality on Lhotse, 27 ascents and one fatality on Makalu, 16 ascents in spring (plus well over 100 ascents in fall) and two fatalities on Cho Oyu, 35 ascents and two fatalities on Dhaulagiri I, 30 ascents in spring (plus a similar number in fall) and two fatalities on Manaslu, 22 ascents and two fatalities on Nanga Parbat, three ascents and one fatality on Annapurna I, 19 ascents and no fatality on Gasherbrum I, no ascent and one fatality on Broad Peak, two confirmed ascents and one fatality on Gasherbrum II and two ascents and one fatality in autumn on Shisha Pangma. 

 
Summary 2009 - Part 1 - Everest and Collectors
Monday, 28 December 2009 14:42

It was difficult this year to compile the chronicles. Some false information was around on the net, but it was sorted out finally. The countings of the ascents of Everest are not finished yet, there were over 450! The fatalities table and the table with ascents without bottled oxygen (addition: Ludovic Challeat!) are updated already. The others will follow as soon as possible!

 

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Confusion on Shisha Pangma’s North Face Routes solved
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 18:19

Andrew Lock finished the 14 8000ers on October 2nd with Shisha Pangma. It was reported, that he made a variant of the “Iñaki route”, which is not correct.
 
To end confusion, 18 months ago the table with all routes and variants was published here and the original story with route sketch here, including a long forgotten route.

Austrian climbers made the first traverse to the East ridge in autumn 1980. It was published in the American Alpine Journal 1981, page 309, but forgotten in all publications afterwards until the launch of this website. The handmade route sketch was drawn by a member of the Austrian expedition and it was allowed to publish here under copyright.

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