Born on this day

1973 Jeffrey Gottfurcht, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.

Gone on this day

2012 Lincoln Ross Hall, Australian climber, who ascended Annapurna II in 1983 and Everest in 2006, died, aged 56.

Mario Panzeri on Kangchenjunga
Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:49

Italian climber Mario Panzeri (47) summited Kangchenjunga yesterday. This was his 12th Main-8000er! He only needs Dhaulagiri I and Gasherbrum I to finish the 14 8000ers.

Report (in Italian)

First Sherpani on Top of Everest twice in a Season
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:36

Miss Chhurim Sherpa, a lady climber from Lelep VDC, summited Everest twice this season, May 12th and May 19th! She is the first Sherpani with this achievement!


More Kangchenjunga Summits!
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:08

Today Tunç Findik summited Kangchenjunga! It is his 6th different Main-8000er after Everest (twice, once from Nepal and once from Tibet), Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri I and Makalu. He also is the first Turkish climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga! Two Sherpa climbers were with him on top, Dawa II (6 times Everest, last year Makalu) and Mingma, who finished all 14 Main-8000ers. He is the first Sherpa climber to do so! More about this historical feat soon! Swiss Guntis Brands, who attempted to be the oldest climber on the mountain, turned around at about 8200 m!

Radek climbed his 12th Main-8000er Today: Lhotse
Thursday, 19 May 2011 19:29

Czech climber Radek Jaroš summited Lhotse today. This is his 12th Main-8000er! He only needs K2 and Annapurna I to complete the 14 8000ers and to be the first Czech climber to do so.

Note on Radek's site (in Czech)

Kangchenjunga Summits
Thursday, 19 May 2011 10:36

Ludovic Challéat (41, France, 6th different Main-8000er), Philippe Gatta (42, France, 2nd after Everest) and Cedric Hählen (29, Switzerland, 2nd after K2) summited Kangchenjunga today.

Also Christian Stangl (K2 "fantasy ascent" 2010) and a Russian climber summited as well according to the report.

Read the report here.

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