Almanac

05 February



Born on this day

1939 Carlos Soria, Spanish Madrilian climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1990, Gasherbrum II in 1994, Cho Oyu in 1999, Everest in 2001, K2 in 2004, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2005, Broad Peak in 2007, Makalu in 2008, Gasherbrum I in 2009, Manaslu RP in 2010, Lhotse in 2011, Kangchenjunga in 2014 and Annapurna I in 2016. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 2010.
1946 Xabier Erro, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1989. He died in 2018, aged 72.
1949 Georges Derycke, French climber, who ascended Gasherbrum I in 1990 and Cho Oyu in 2001.
1953 Dušan Jelinčič, Slovenian climber, who ascended Broad Peak in 1986 and Gasherbrum II in 2003.
1958 Manuel (Manolo) Aldeguer, Spanish Murcian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2000.
1958 Alan Hobson, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 1997.
1963 Luc Gélinas, Canadian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2005.
1965 Felix Meier, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak and Cho Oyu in 2012.
1966 Fernando (Legi) Rivero, Spanish Castilian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2002.
1967 Shih Fang-Fang, Taiwanese climber, who ascended Everest in 1994, where he died on descent, aged 27.
1969 Shinpei Mori, Japanese climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1999.
1970 Todd Sampson, Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2001.
1971 Javad Noroozi, Iranian climber, who ascended Everest and Manaslu RP in 2017.
1973 Tomonori Harada, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1994.
1973 Surbhiben Hemant Leuva, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2022.
1974 Guy Manning, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1975 Lukáš Dubský, Czech climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2018.
1979 Mingma Gelu, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest seven times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010) and Cho Oyu in 2007.
1980 Matthew James Mucciacciaro Gabriele, Australian climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2010 and Everest in 2011.
1980 Erling Rosenstrøm, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009.
1985 Nicole Karen (Nikki) Bart, Australian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2007 and Everest in 2008 accompanied by her mother.

First ascents on this day

1937 Nacimiento (6436 m) by a Polish party.
1970 Norte (Patagonia, Argentina, 2960 m) by an Argentinean party.

Gone on this day

2021 Muhammad Ali IV, Pakistani climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006, Nanga Parbat four times (2008, 2009, 2016 - first winter ascent - and 2017), Gasherbrum I in 2010, Broad Peak Foresummit in 2012, Broad Peak in 2017, K2 in 2018 and Lhotse, Makalu and Manaslu RP in 2019. He was declared dead after having gone missing on this day on K2, aged 45.
2021 John Snorri Sigurjónsson, Icelandic climber, who ascended Lhotse, K2 and Broad Peak Foresummit in 2017 and Manaslu RP in 2019. He was declared dead after having gone missing on this day on K2, aged 47.
2021 Juan Pablo Mohr, Chilean climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2017, Manaslu RP in 2018 and Lhotse, Everest and Dhaulagiri I in 2019. He was declared dead after having gone missing on this day on K2, aged 33.
2021 Atanas Georgiev Skatov, Bulgarian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2014 and 2017), Manaslu in 2015, Annapurna I and Makalu in 2016, Lhotse in 2017, Cho Oyu in 2018 and Kangchenjunga, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and Dhaulagiri I in 2019. He died by a fall on K2 during a winter attempt, aged 42.