Almanac

17 August



Born on this day

1941 Roger Marshall, Canadian climber, who ascended Kangchenjunga in 1984. He died by a fall on Everest in 1987, aged 45.
1944 Gustav Weinberger, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1998.
1948 William Thompson, American climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995.
1950 Yasue Mogi, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2003.
1953 Geoffrey Robb, Australian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998, Everest in 1999, Manaslu RP in 2002 and Cho Oyu in 2003. He also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2000 and the Carstensz-version in 2001.
1954 Kim Young-Ki, Korean climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1996.
1954 Martin Smith, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1955 Toshio Tanaka, Japanese climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1995 and Everest in 2000.
1956 Attila Ozsváth, Hungarian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1987. He died in the Karakorum in 2002, aged 45.
1956 Ian Woodall, British climber, who ascended Everest twice (1996 and 1999).
1960 Paolo Ciccarelli, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1963 Alberto Ayora, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 2006.
1964 Daniel Alessio, Italian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1993 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1994.
1967 Giles Dan Ruck, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1969 Amanda (Mandy) Ramsden, South African lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2010, where she also finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits.
1971 Yang Tao, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1972 Hanspeter Roth, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 2004.
1972 Enric Llonch, Spanish Catalan climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2011 and Lhotse in 2013.
1972 Erzsébet Lesták, Hungarian lady climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2013.
1978 Yang Jing, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2017.
1981 Marina Binti Ahmad, Malaysian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2007.
1981 Rodrigo Estaban Yaitul Bächler, Chilean climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2019.
1983 Lai Lok-Kei (Rocky), Chinese (Hongkong) climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1986 Florian Hübschenberger, German climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2008 and Makalu in 2014.
1986 Emily Anne Harrington, American lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2012 and Cho Oyu in 2016.
1986 Karma Lama, Nepalese climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1988 Zheng Yan, Chinese climber, who ascended Everest in 2018.
1989 Ramlal Sharma, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1990 Purnima Shreshta, Nepalese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2017, Everest in 2018, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri I in 2021 and Kangchenjunga and Lhotse in 2022.
1997 Pemba Rinji IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2021.
2000 Lhakpa Tenzing V, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest in 2021.

First ascents on this day

1952 Ausangate NW-Peak (c. 6050 m) by an Italo-Austro-Swedish party.
1954 Pik Abu Ali Ibn Sino (earlier Revolyutsiya, 6940 m) by a Soviet party.
1955 Pik Rossija (6875 m) by a Georgian party.
1960 Trivor Sar (7577 m) by an American-British party.
1960 Noshaq (7492 m) by a Japanese party.
1961 Kohe Khrebek (6290 m) by a German party.
1963 Kohe Wark (6104 m) by an Austrian party.
1964 Kohe Shakhawr (7084 m) by another Austrian party.
1968 Diran (aka Minapin, 7266 m) by an Austrian party as well.
1968 Koyo Zom (6872 m) by another different Austrian party.
1978 Drefekal (6447 m) by a Japanese party.
1982 Nanga Parbat South-Peak (8042 m) by the Swiss climber Ueli Bühler.
1983 Arjuna (6230 m) by a Polish party.
1984 CB 54 (6207 m) by an Indian party.
1997 Skilbrum (7410 m) by a Japanese party.
1999 Koz Sar (6677 m) by a Japanese party.

Gone on this day

2005 Paolo Obert, Italian climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 1996 and Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1999, died in the Alps, aged 40.
2019 Zsolt Török, Romanian climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 2013. He died by a fall at Negoiu, aged 45.