Almanac

22 June



Born on this day

1910 Sir John Hunt, leader of the successful Everest expedition in 1953. He died in 1998, aged 88.
1930 Walter Bonatti, Italian pioneer, who made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958 with Carlo Mauri. He died in 2011, aged 81.
1948 Hannelore Ebner, Austrian lady climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1954 Alain de Blanchaud, French climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1983.
1957 Saichi Yanase, Japanese climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1997.
1957 James Frederick Ogilvie, British (Scottish) climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1959 Edmund (Ed) Viesturs, American climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1989, Everest seven times (1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2009), K2 in 1992, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1993, Lhotse in 1994, Cho Oyu twice (1994 and 1996), Makalu, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 1995, Broad Peak Foresummit in 1997, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri in 1999, Shisha Pangma in 2001, Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak in 2003 and Annapurna I in 2005. He became the first American climber to ascent all the fourteen Main 8000ers.
1960 Jack Sutton, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1960 Pierre-Alain Steiner, Swiss climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1985. He died by a fall on Cho Oyu in 1986, aged 26.
1961 Radovan Marek, Czech climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009 and Lhotse in 2012.
1962 Dan White, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2000.
1965 Mohammad Hassan Najarian, Iranian climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997, Everest in 1998, Makalu in 2001, Lhotse in 2002, Broad Peak in 2008, Manaslu in 2011 and Cho Oyu in 2014.
1965 Babu Chiri, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1989, Everest ten times (1990, 1991, 1993, twice during twelve days in 1995, 1996, 1997, twice during 20 days in 1999 and in 2000), Shisha Pangma Central-Peak twice during five days in 1994 and Cho Oyu in 1995 and twice during six days in 1996. He died by falling into a crevasse on Everest in 2001, aged 35.
1968 Frank Paul Campanaro, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1968 Wang Zhi-Rong, Chinese climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2018.
1969 Park Mu-Taek, Korean climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1996, Kangchenjunga and K2 in 2000, Shisha Pangma in 2001, Everest in 2002 and Lhotse in 2003. After his second Everest ascent in 2004 he died on descent, aged 34.
1970 Lee Hong-Kil, Korean climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2000.
1970 Dorje VII, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2007, Makalu in 2008, Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest in 2012.
1971 Sandra Mariko Hoby, lady climber from New Zealand, who ascended Everest in 2010.
1973 Nima Wandeki, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007), Lhotse in 2003 and Kangchenjunga in 2004.
1982 Khangduk, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1983 Ruairidh Finlayson, British (Scottish) climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009 and Everest in 2010.
1984 Deepika Rathore, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest twice (2012 and 2016).
1985 Malwina Maria Adam, Polish lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2019.
1987 Asta Bahadur Rai, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1992 Bhumira Gurung, Nepalese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2017 and Manaslu in 2018.

First ascent on this day

1970 Jogin I (6465 m) by an Indian party.