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

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese

Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
German
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
Belgian

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Dean PotterDean Potter
American
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
Italian

Alain RobertAlain Robert
French

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German

Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Dan OsmanDan Osman
American
Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian

Richard BassRichard Bass
American

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese
Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French
Warren HardingWarren Harding
American

Ang RitaAng Rita
Nepalese
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
British

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
Japanese

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