I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
May 2, 2011
May 2: First Ascent of Shishapangma, 1964
The mountain Shishapangma was first climbed on May 2nd, 1964. It's the lowest of the 14 "eight-thousanders", but the last to be climbed, due to its location. Read article here.
Beautiful picture, isn't it? Photo is by Swinelin and posted at Wikimedia Commons. In Sanskrit, the name of the mountain is Gosainthan, or Abode of God.