Born on this day

1969 Kim Chang-Ho, Korean climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat twice (2005 and 2010), Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I twice each (2006 and 2011), K2 and Broad Peak in 2007, Makalu and Lhotse in spring 2008, Batura II (7762 m, first ascent!) in summer 2008, Manaslu RP and Dhaulagiri I in 2009, Kangchenjunga and Shisha Pangma in 2010, Annapurna I and Cho Oyu in 2011 and Everest in 2013, where he became the first Korean without bottled oxygen on Everest. He died in 2018 in BC of Gurja Himal, aged 49.

First ascents on this day

2014 Shuchule (6535 m) by a German solo climber.

Gone on this day

1989 Antxon Ibarguren, Spanish Basque climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II, died on descent, aged 39.

Another New Route Attempt on Cho Oyu
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 10:58

Chech climber Leopold Sulovský is leading an expedition to Cho Oyu. They will attempt to climb a new route on the SW Face. Details are reported here!

Beka Brakai Chhok and Simone Moro
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 16:12

In March of this year, news sites on the internet created controversy based on a writer who claimed to know that Simone Moro was aware he did not climb the highest of the three Beka Brakai Chhok peaks.

This is certainly untrue and will be explained here in detail. The “case” of Beka Brakai Chhok (BBC) is truly one of the most confusing subjects in the history of High Asian research. Simone Moro achieved a fine, historical first ascent, a relatively rare feat in modern times. He and his companion Hervé Barmasse well deserved the “Dalla Longa Award”: BBC South is without question the most beautiful and the most challenging of the three BBC peaks.

In 2006, after private correspondence, it was realized that BBC Central is the highest of the three summits.

If you want to know the difference between the “big” world of passionate climbing, and the “small” world of private passionate research, then you need look no further than the story of BBC. This is a saga about peak identification and listing: it is about comparing maps and checking photos from all directions, mainly panoramas produced by expeditions that achieved first ascents. People involved in this confusing story are not to blame, particularly not the recent first ascensionists.

Italian pioneer and Polish mountaineer died
Saturday, 08 August 2009 16:30

On August 6th, Riccardo Cassin, the leader of the successful Gasherbrum IV expedition in 1958, died, aged 100.


Yesterday the Polish mountaineer Andrzej Marciniak was found dead on Posrednia Gran in the High Tatras. He ascended Everest in 1989 and Annapurna I in 1996. He was 50 years old.


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