Born on this day

1979 Matthew James (Matt) Williams, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2008 and Lhotse in 2018.

First ascents on this day

1979 Chiring We (6559 m) by an Indian party.

Mingma summited 8000er Nr. 13
Monday, 16 August 2010 12:21

On August 5th, Mingma Sherpa summited Gasherbrum I with the Korean expedition. It was his 13th Main-8000er, he only needs Kangchenjunga to be the first Nepali, who climbed all the 14. He also is the first Nepali, who climbed all five Pakistani 8000ers! Also his brother Chhang Dawa summited, it was his seventh Main 8000er already. The tables are updated, please find them in the download section!


Also the Brazilian born American lady climber Cleo Weidlich summited the same day!


Christian Stangl on Top of K2?
Friday, 13 August 2010 17:14

Yesterday Austrian speed climber Christian Stangl claimed the summit of K2.

report (in German)

There are massive doubts about this ascent, which are reported in detail  here and here!

Tragedy on K2
Friday, 06 August 2010 10:31

Sad news from K2: No luck again for Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner! When she attempted the top of K2 this morning with Swedish companion Fredrik Ericsson, he tragically fell to his death.

This is again a sad loss for the climbing community. Fredrik climbed Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2004 and Gasherbrum II in 2005. He was only 35 years old.

Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends.

Report (in German) 

Gasherbrum II Summits by Czech Climbers
Saturday, 17 July 2010 21:23

Today Czech climbers Radek Jaroš (46, his 10th 8000er Main-Peak!), Libor Uher (39, his second one after K2 in 2007) and Petr Mašek (40, his third) ascended Gasherbrum II.

Check the 10 to 14 table to know the four mountains, Radek needs to ascent to be the first Czech with all 14 8000ers here!


Mingma ascended 8000er Nr. 12! Nanga Parbat!
Sunday, 11 July 2010 16:35

Yesterday the Iranian climber Azim Gheychi Saz summited his fourth 8000er with Nanga Parbat. He was accompanied by Sherpa climber Mingma, who summited his 12th 8000er. Also Mingma's brother Chhang Dawa (his 6th 8000er!) and three Korean climbers summited.


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