Almanac

11 August



Born on this day

1911 Mathias (Hias) Rebitsch, Austrian pioneer, who climbed to about 7350 m on Nanga Parbat in 1938 and led the early expedition to Batura Sar (7794 m) in 1954, which resulted in the first ascent of Sarbzea Sar (6784 m). Among many other achievements he also went to the Peruvian Andes in 1952 and four times to the Puna de Atacama in the Argentinean-Chilean border area with several first or rare ascents, but also with very interesting archaeological results. He died in 1990, aged 78.
1938 István Pajor, Hungarian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1990.
1953 Rod Nelson, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1954 Philippe Martinez, French climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1955 Werner Helmut Göring, German climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998 and Everest in 2013.
1959 Vladimír Zboja, Slovak climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Everest in 1998.
1963 Masanori Sato, Japanese climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990, Broad Peak in 1991 and Gasherbrum II in 1993. He died later that year after a fall on Gimmigela Chuli (aka Twins, 7350 m), aged 30.
1964 Serge Dessureault, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007. He died on K2 in 2018, aged 53.
1964 Patrick Doyle, Irish climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1965 Emrodin, Pakistani climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1998 and Nanga Parbat in 2001.
1967 Wolfgang Fasching, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2001.
1968 Alain Bigard, French climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2010.
1971 Namgyal I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest thirteen times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, twice in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018 and twice in 2019), Cho Oyu in 2004 and Manaslu in 2018.
1975 Pasang II, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (2005, 2008, 2009 and 2013).
1977 Ngima Rinji, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest three times (2016, 2018 and 2019).
1978 Omar Sherif Samra, Egyptian climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1978 Christina Elizabeth Ochs, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1978 Ignacio Fernando Montesinos, Argentinean climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1990 Ramanvir Singh, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.

First ascents on this day

1967 Udren Zom South-Peak (7058 m) by a Japanese party.
1972 Lunkhoye Kucek (6354 m) by a Swiss party.
1975 Gasherbrum III (7946 m) by a Polish party, led by Wanda Rutkiewicz.
1976 Skyang Kangri (7545 m) by a Japanese party.
1984 Rimo Kangri IV (7169 m) by an Indian party.
1996 Pik Dvukhglavyi (6148 m) by a British party.
2006 Kokodak Tagh (7210 m) by a Russian party.
2008 Batura Sar Central-Peak (aka Batura II, 7762 m) by a Korean party.

Gone on this day

1994 Juan Ignacio (Atxo) Apellaniz, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Cho Oyu twice (1985 and 1990), Gasherbrum II in 1987, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1990, Nanga Parbat in 1992 and K2 seven days before he died on descent, aged 40.