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

Rob Hall Rob Hall
New Zealander

George Mallory George Mallory
British, Tibetan

Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian
Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
Belgian

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
German

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German

Dean PotterDean Potter
American

Alain RobertAlain Robert
French
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
Italian

Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander
Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander

Dan OsmanDan Osman
American

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian
Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American
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

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish

Richard BassRichard Bass
American

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
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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Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
Scottish
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian