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.
Edmund Hillary Edmund Hillary
New Zealander
George Mallory George Mallory
British, Tibetan

Rob Hall Rob Hall
New Zealander
Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Dean PotterDean Potter
American
Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian
Scott FischerScott Fischer
American
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
Belgian

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
German
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
Italian

Alain RobertAlain Robert
French
Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American
Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander
Dan OsmanDan Osman
American

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American
Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese
Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish
Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
Japanese

Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American
Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish
Richard BassRichard Bass
American
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American

Warren HardingWarren Harding
American
Ang RitaAng Rita
Nepalese
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
British
W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
British

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
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Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian
Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
Scottish

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese
Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian