Born on this day

1974 Chhiring Dorje, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1995, Cho Oyu seven times (1996, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2014 and twice in 2016), Manaslu three times (1996, 2011 and 2015), Everest fourteen times (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, twice in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018), K2 in 2008, Makalu twice (2009 and 2010) and Lhotse in 2009.

First ascents on this day

1970 Sita Chuchura East-Peak (6611 m) by a Japanese party. The Main-Peak (6662 m) is probably still unclimbed!

Gone on this day

1986 Hizuru Nakamura, Japanese climber, who ascended Himalchuli and died on descent, aged 31.

Broad Peak Ascender died after a Fall
Saturday, 29 May 2010 19:48

Austrian climber Peter Ressmann tragically died by a fall in the Austrian Alps. In 2006 he summited Broad Peak and in 2009 he was one of three climbers, who skied down Mount Saint Elias, which was documented in an excellent film.

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

Report (in German)

St. Elias film link

Success and Sorrow on Makalu
Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:27

On May 26th, Tunç Findik (Turkish), Arnold Coster (Dutch, expedition leader), Guntis Brands (Swiss), Haris Kiriakakis (Greek) and Nepalese Sherpa climbers Dawa, Lhakpa and Kancha summited Makalu by the normal route. So the first ascents from countries Nrs. 38 to 40 (Turkey, Netherlands and Greece) were achieved. 

On descent Haris became exhausted and so far he was not able to come down on his own.  Several attempts to help him failed. Hopefully there is still a chance to save his life!

Reports and continuously updated news you can find here!

Marty Schmidt summited Makalu on Monday
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 22:08

Shared Summits reported, that Marty Schmidt summited Makalu on May 24th. He ascended by the normal route. In 2001 he climbed Kangchenjunga and he also climbed Cho Oyu four times (twice within four days in 2001 and also twice within three days in 2004).

Another Age Record on Lhotse
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:10

On May 23rd, Tamara Lunger from South Tyrol in Italy was successful on Lhotse! She is now the youngest lady climber, who ascended this mountain with 23 years and 351 days!


New Age Record on Shisha Pangma confirmed
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 09:33

When Austrian climber Alois Neuhuber summited Shisha Pangma in 1997, he became the oldest climber on top of this mountain (65 years and 32 days). On May 17th Japanese climber Kazuyoshi Kondo summited with Edurne Pasaban and all the others and achieved a new age record with 68 years and 176 days. It was his eighth 8000er! Congratulations!

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