Almanac

10 April



Born on this day

1946 Eduard Koblmüller, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1978, Batura Sar (7795 m) and Nanga Parbat in 1983, Dhaulagiri I in 1996, Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998 and Broad Peak in 1999. He died in 2015 on Kasbek, aged 69.
1951 Mohammad Sher Khan, Pakistani climber, who ascended Rakaposhi in 1979, Gasherbrum II three times (1981, 1982 and 1986), Broad Peak in 1982 and Nanga Parbat in 1989.
1953 David Bols de Boer, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006.
1954 Jozef Janda, Slovak climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 1998.
1954 Miloslav Palacký, Czech climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1997.
1955 Edward Anthony McCullough, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1960 Douglas Lee Brockmeyer, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2005.
1960 Karl Leitner, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2006 and Gasherbrum II in 2011.
1961 Malte Hagge, Australian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2000.
1961 Hugo Rodríguez, Mexican climber, who ascended Everest twice (1997 and 1999).
1963 Pasang Tshering I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest four times (1988, 1994, 1996 and 2006) and Cho Oyu five times (1993, 1996, twice in 2003 and 2006).
1963 Anton Dobeš, Slovak climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2009. He was murdered by terrorists in BC of Nanga Parbat in 2013, aged 50.
1966 Carsten Otto, German climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2008.
1968 Kenzo Akasaka, Japanese climber, who ascended K2 in 1996 and Kangchenjunga in 1998, where he died on descent, aged 30.
1968 Basil Patrick Geoghegan, Irish climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1969 Zvonko Požgaj, Slovenian climber, who ascended K2 in 1993.
1969 Bouchra Baibanou, Moroccan lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1971 Clare O'Leary, Irish lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2004. She also finished the Kosciuszko-version of the Seven Summits in 2005.
1973 Danuru (aka Dawa), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu four times (1996, 2002, 2004 and 2006) and Everest in 2007.
1976 Antti Mankinen, Finnish climber, who ascended Everest in 1999.
1976 André Spica, Norwegian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1980 Kao Kung-Gin (Jesse), Canadian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1980 Nicolas Bossard, Swiss climber, who ascended Everest in 2016.
1981 Ravindra Kumar Singh, Indian climber, who ascended Everest twice (2013 and 2019).
1985 Tashi Thundup, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest ten times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, in 2012 twice, 2013 and 2019) and Lhotse in 2019.
1987 Pasang (k), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Manaslu in 2019.
1989 Bharath Thammineni, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017, Manaslu in 2018 and Lhotse in 2019.
1989 Ameesha Chauhan, Indian lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2019.
1991 Chenna Rao Gajavelli, Indian climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1998 Tashi (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended K2 in 2018.

First ascent on this day

1964 Gyachung Kang (7952 m) by a Japanese party.

Gone on this day

1972 Korean climbers Kim Ho-Sup (27), Song Joon-Haeng (30), Oh Sae-Keon (26) and Park Chang-Hee (39), Japanese climber Kazunari Yasuhisa (33) and ten Nepalese Sherpa climbers died in an avalanche on the North Face of Manaslu.