Almanac

09 May



Born on this day

1949 Italo Mazza, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2008.
1950 Lee Nobmann, American climber, who ascended Everest in 1993 and finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 1997.
1950 Julio Bird, American climber from Puerto Rico, who ascended Everest twice (2002 and 2010).
1950 Jaume Matas, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended the rarely visited Disteghil Sar (7885 m) in 1982.
1951 Brian P. Hall, British climber, who ascended Kumbhakarna (aka Jannu) in 1978 and Nuptse in 1979.
1959 Pierre Boven, Swiss climber, who ascended Dhaulagiri I in 1994.
1960 Milan Romih, Slovenian climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2000, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2005 and Cho Oyu in 2006.
1960 John Helenek, American climber, who ascended Everest in 1993.
1962 Igor Bugatshevsky, Russian climber, who ascended Makalu in 1997 and died on descent, aged 35.
1963 Javier Carvallo, Bolivian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1964 John Joseph Burke, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1966 Yuri Kikichenko, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Himalchuli in 2007.
1967 Gilles Verteneul, French climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2011.
1968 Cha Jin-Chol, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994, Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I in 2003, Makalu in 2011, Everest in 2016 and Manaslu in 2018.
1969 Rodrigo Raineri, Brazilian climber, who ascended Everest three times (2008, 2011 and 2013).
1970 Uwe Lindenau, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2001.
1970 Igor Smirnov, Russian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2016, Manaslu in 2017 and Everest in 2019.
1976 Muhammad Illaham Ishak, Malaysian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1979 Artur Małek, Polish climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 2013 (first winter ascent).
1982 Natalia Bortkevich, Russian lady climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2019.
1985 Temba Tshiri, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2001.
1986 Isaiah Paul Janzen, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1990 Tshering Dawa, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2017 and 2019), Manaslu twice (2017 and 2018) and Lhotse in 2018.

Event on this day

1869 German Alpine Club (Deutscher Alpenverein) founded.

First ascents on this day

1956 Manaslu (8163 m) by a Japanese party.
1975 Dhaulagiri IV (7661 m) by another Japanese party.
1999 Liankang Kangri (aka Kangkar Pünzum North, 7535 m) by a Japanese party again.

Gone on this day

1975 Gerry F. Owens, British climber, who ascended Tirich Mir in 1969 and Annapurna I in 1970, died on Nuptse, aged 37.
1986 Tenzing Norgay (born Namgyal Wangdu), Indo-Tibetan pioneer, who was the companion of Edmund Hillary during the first ascent of Everest in 1953, died, aged 71.
1994 Shih Fang-Fang, Taiwanese climber, who ascended Everest the day before, died on descent, aged 27.
2002 Michael Anthony (Mike) Bearzi, American climber, who ascended Ngozumpa Kang II (7743 m) on that day and died on descent, aged 49.
2006 Raymund Spang, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu on this day and died on descent, aged 57.