List of famous mountaineers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Throughout history mountaineers from all over the world have attempted to scale the lofty peaks of formidable mountains like Mount Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, and many others. While some like New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Indian Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were successful in creating history by becoming the first ever human beings to reach the summit of Mount Everest—the Earth's highest mountain—many others like Rob Hall and Sherpa mountaineer Babu Chiri Sherpa died on the very mountain they set out to conquer. Mountaineering is a risky profession, even though it is highly adventurous and exciting. In attempting to scale mighty mountain peaks, the mountaineers take a huge risk—they might even lose their lives in their ambitious endeavors! But then, it is the very risk it carries that makes mountaineering such a thrilling adventure. Though it is difficult to imagine mountaineering without the aid of modern equipment and communication facilities, daredevils like the prominent 19th century physicist, John Tyndall, ventured into the Alps in the 1850s and became associated with the golden age of alpinism. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous mountaineers from all over the world.

Green BootsGreen Boots
(Indian)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
(American)
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
(Italian)
Scott FischerScott Fischer
(American)

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)
Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
(Italian)

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Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
(Polish)
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Nepalese)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)
Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
(Indian)

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)
Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)

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Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)
Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)
Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck

Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)
W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
(British)
Ang RitaAng Rita
(Nepalese)

Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
(Scottish)
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
(Norwegian)
Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
(Japanese)

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
(Australian)