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Born on this day

1955 Joseph Hyde (Joe) Pratt III, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.


First ascents on this day

1963 Obispo (the highest point on El Altar, 5319 m) by an Italian party.


Gone on this day

1985 Daniel Lacroix, French climber, who ascended K2 in 1985 and died on descent, aged 26.


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Italian pioneer and Polish mountaineer died
Saturday, 08 August 2009 16:30

On August 6th, Riccardo Cassin, the leader of the successful Gasherbrum IV expedition in 1958, died, aged 100.

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Yesterday the Polish mountaineer Andrzej Marciniak was found dead on Posrednia Gran in the High Tatras. He ascended Everest in 1989 and Annapurna I in 1996. He was 50 years old.

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