David Lama

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Birthday
4, 1990
Birthplace
Innsbruck, Austria
Death Date
Apr 17, 2019 (28)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1990
Birthplace
Innsbruck, Austria
Death Date
Apr 17, 2019 (28)

About

Sport climber and mountaineer who is best known for having completed a free ascent of the Compressor Route of the South American mountain Cerro Torre. In 2008, he received the gold medal at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup. In 2018, he became first to climb Lunag Ri solo.

Before Fame

He was one of the youngest people to compete in the world cup at a mere 15 years of age.

Trivia

In 2017, he ascended The Eiger's north face.

Family Life

His father was a mountain guide from Nepal and his mother was an Innsbruck Austria native. He tragically lost his life caught in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.

Associated With

Both he and Tommy Caldwell were notable climbers.