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Born on this day

1966 Bruce Normand, British climber, who ascended K2 in 2007.


Gone on this day

2020 Douglas Keith (Doug) Scott, British climber, who ascended Everest in 1975 (new route), Kangchenjunga (new route) and Nuptse (new route) in 1979, Shisha Pangma (new route) in 1982 and Broad Peak in 1983. Among many other difficult climbs he participated in the first ascents of Changabang (6864 m) in 1974 and Baintha Brakk ("Ogre", 7285 m) in 1977. He also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1995. He died on this day, aged 79.


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Alpine History: Triple Seven Summits finished
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:28

August 23rd again marks a date for Alpine History. After a lot of difficulties to confirm the true Second and Third Seven Summits including survey expeditions the challenge was finished with Shkhara on that date by Christian Stangl. Yes, he made a big mistake with the K2 fairy tale in 2010, but with his patience and detailed evidence since then he on one hand is now the first confirmed climber, who summited the Second Seven Summits as well as the Third Seven Summits and on the other hand he helped to establish correct geographical figures. Check the updated table here!

First photos here and here!

 
Czech Success and Tragedy
Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:56

Tomáš Petreček and Marek Novotný were successful on Gasherbrum I and II.

Short report here

Zdeněk Hrubý and Marek Holeček attempted a new route on Gasherbrum I but were not able to top out. Unfortunately on the way down Zdeněk Hrubý fell to his death.

He was one of the Czech leading climbers with eight Main-8000ers (Cho Oyu in 1994, Gasherbrums I and II in 1997, Lhotse in 1999, Shisha Pangma in 2004, Broad Peak in 2007, Dhaulagiri I in 2008 and Nanga Parbat in 2012) and the president of the Czech Mountaineering Federation. It appears that he died on his 57th birthday. 

Report

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

 
Success on Gasherbrum I
Monday, 29 July 2013 10:25

Despite all the tragedies this season Oscar Cadiach achieved his 13th 8000er today. Now he only needs Broad Peak to finish all 14.

Ascent note here.

 
Fatality on Broad Peak
Monday, 08 July 2013 11:26

An expedition from Germany to Broad Peak was abandoned because of a fatal accident by one of their members, female climber Dana Heide (39) from Potsdam.

Our condolences go to Dana's family and friends!

 
Broad Peak Summits
Saturday, 06 July 2013 22:06

It was reported that Austrian climber Sepp Inhöger summited Broad Peak Main, while six other climbers finished at the Rocky Foresummit. Find the names in the report here.

Josef (Sepp) Inhöger (52) ascended his fourth Main-8000er after Dhaulagiri I in 1989, Manaslu in 1993 and Cho Oyu in 1997.  

 
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