Kurt Diemberger

Austrian mountaineer
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Kurt Diemberger (born 16 March 1932) is an Austrian mountaineer and author. He is the only living person who has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres: of Broad Peak in 1957 and of Dhaulagiri in 1960.[1] He was born in Vienna. He suffered from frostbite during the descent of Karakoram and had to have amputations.


  1. Sale, Richard; Cleare, John (2000). Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains: The History of the 8,000-Meter Peaks. Seattle: Mountaineers Books. pp. 170–171 &1 90–191. ISBN 978-0-89886-727-5.