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Born on this day

1986 Chhimi Lhenduk Gurung, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest four times (2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022) and Manaslu RP in 2019.


First ascents on this day

1960 Himalchuli (7893 m) by a Japanese party.


Gone on this day

2002 Christopher Hugh (Chris) Grasswick, Canadian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga on this day, died on descent, aged 39.


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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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German Shisha Pangma Attempt finished - The Wind
Monday, 31 May 2010 20:02

They reached 7800 m, but the wind stopped the attempt on Shisha Pangma for the German ski expedition!

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Rescue Attempts abandoned on Makalu
Sunday, 30 May 2010 11:36

It seems, that there is no hope anymore for the Greek climber Zaharias (Haris) Kiriakakis (44), who was the first Greek to ascent Makalu on May 26th. Arnold Coster, the expedition leader abandoned the rescue attempts today. The last radio contact was on May 28th. Again, a very sad end of the season! Before Makalu Haris also climbed Cho Oyu in 2007 and Lhotse in 2008.

Our heartfelt condolences go to all, who knew and loved him!

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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!

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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!

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