/ How to find Himalayan climbing records?

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Stani49 - on 18 Feb 2013
Hi guys...

Going to Nepal in October to climb 2 peaks and also in the following Spring to another. Sorry to keep it quiet for now!
Just wondered if anybody knows of a resource/website/way to find current records, particularly youngest ascents on routes of peaks? I think I may be breaking a couple of records with my ascents, but want some sort of verification so that I can give this to my sponsors for proof.

Any help? I've tried emailing the Nepal tourism office but had no reply.
Cheers,
Alex
mattgrange - on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Stani49:

Sounds exciting.

Two places you could try looking: one is the Alpine Club index
http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/hi/index.htm

...and the other is attempting to get in touch with the legendary chronicler of Himalayan achievements, Elizabeth Hawley.
http://www.himalayandatabase.com/hawleybio.html

Might give you a start, but I've no idea how you would contact her!

Best of luck.
ben b - on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Stani49: The RGS might be worth asking, too.

b
Al Evans on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to mattgrange: Elizabeth must be getting on a bit now, wonder who will take over when shes gone, and if they'll be as good?
Damo on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Stani49:

They don't make a point of keeping such pointless and temporary 'records' but if you actually buy the Himalayan Database CD-ROM and download the updates you can spend an hour or less and work out for yourself the birth dates of the summiters of the peaks you are looking to acquire.

Given you didn't reply to the other thread you started on Baruntse/Putha Hiunchuli etc I guess you changed your mind and now we just have to be rigid with suspense as to what great adventures you have in store for us.
In reply to Al Evans:
> (In reply to mattgrange) Elizabeth must be getting on a bit now, wonder who will take over when shes gone, and if they'll be as good?

She had a fall last year and had a couple of people helping her out (one was Mara Larson, who is our rep in the Alps during the summer). But she's better now and meeting teams this spring, I believe. Remarkable woman.
Stani49 - on 19 Feb 2013
Thanks all. I'll try those. Damo- apologies for not replying, I'm not very prolific on here. Funny you should mention Putha Hiunchuli- I'm considering it as an alternative to Baruntse and perhaps Tom Briggs (poster above) may be able to give me some info on it?
Magenta - on 20 Feb 2013
In reply to Al Evans:
> (In reply to mattgrange) Elizabeth must be getting on a bit now, wonder who will take over when shes gone, and if they'll be as good?

Ms Hawley does have assistants, including Billi Bierling, who do a lot of the legwork now, I believe:

http://www.billibierling.com/about/

Richard Salisbury updates the database. Recent interview with him here:

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/02/18/everest-2013-interview-with-richard-salisbury-behind-the-...


Stani49 - on 21 Feb 2013
In reply to Stani49:

Does anybody here have the Himalayan Database CD? If so, and you'd be happy to help me out- please let me know on my email here! alex@alexstaniforth.com

Thanks
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Chris Szymiec - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Stani49: REALLY? you are asking for a pritated copy of the Himalayan Database? FYI: If anyone does oblige you you will not be able to get the database updates anyways.

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