Almanac

07 December



Born on this day

1937 Naoko Nakaseko, Japanese lady climber, who ascended Manaslu M in 1974.
1945 Andrzej Łapiński, Polish climber, who ascended Gasherbrum II in 1975.
1947 Josef Einwaller, Austrian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1999 and Everest in 2012.
1950 Jonathan Gluckman, climber from New Zealand, who ascended Everest in 1993 and finished the Carstensz- and Kosciuszko-versions of the Seven Summits in 2000.
1955 Andrew Henderson, Australian climber, who ascended Annapurna II in 1983.
1959 Munehiko Yamamoto, Japanese climber, who ascended Masherbrum and Broad Peak in 1985, Everest in 1988 and Makalu in 1995.
1959 Dawa (aka Ang Dawa), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Cho Oyu four times (1991, 1997 and spring and autumn 2006), Dhaulagiri I three times (1993, 1995 and 2005), Everest in 2007, Annapurna I in 2010 and Makalu three times (2013, 2014 and 2018).
1964 Vassili Kopytko, Ukrainian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 1997 and Everest in 1999, where he disappeared on descent, aged 34.
1964 Gerald Fiala, Austrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2011.
1964 Magali Salomon, American lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2013.
1966 José Gregorio Diego, Spanish Cantabrian climber, who ascended Everest in 2006.
1966 Bruce Normand, British climber, who ascended K2 in 2007.
1967 Ra Kwan-Ju, Korean climber, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1998, Cho Oyu in 2000, Lhotse and Shisha Pangma in 2001, Everest in 2002, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak in 2003, Annapurna I in 2010 and Manaslu RP in 2014.
1967 Vladimir Rychenko, Russian climber, who ascended Everest in 2013.
1969 Paul Crowsley, British climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1973 Patrik Klaus Emmenegger, Swiss climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma in 2004.
1975 Barbara Anna Maria Dekeyser, Belgian lady climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004.
1975 Christian Eide, Norwegian climber, who ascended Cho Oyu in 2004 and Everest in 2013.
1975 Phu Dorje IV, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest twice (2003 and 2010) and Cho Oyu in 2006.
1976 Li Fu-Qing (Jing-Yang), Chinese climber, who ascended Everest three times (2007, 2008 and 2020).
1976 Zoran Mislej, Slovenian climber, who ascended Shisha Pangma Central-Peak in 2005.
1976 Andreas Polloczek, German climber, who ascended Everest in 2012.
1981 Philip Walton, British climber, who ascended Everest in 2022.
1981 Demond Terrell Mullins, American climber, who ascended Everest in 2022.
1984 Mingma Tenji (b), Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2022.
1985 Tshering Tashi I, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Everest ninet times (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022), Cho Oyu in 2009 and Manaslu RP in 2018.
1986 Marina Jelic Keller, German lady climber, who ascended Manaslu RP in 2019.
1990 Wang Hui-Hui, Chinese lady climber, who ascended Everest in 2017.
1990 Phurba Pasang, Nepalese Sherpa climber, who ascended Annapurna I in 2021.
1997 Porter Ottey Mcmichael, American climber, who ascended Lhotse in 2022.

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.