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

Jim BridgerJim Bridger
American

Jimmy ChinJimmy Chin
American
Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Bachendri PalBachendri Pal
Indian
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Dean PotterDean Potter
American

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Alain RobertAlain Robert
French

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese

Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander
Dan OsmanDan Osman
American
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Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian
Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British

Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
British
Richard BassRichard Bass
American

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese

John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
Indian, British
Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French
Warren HardingWarren Harding
American

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Lino LacedelliLino Lacedelli
Italian

Ang RitaAng Rita
Nepalese
Clarence KingClarence King
American
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
British

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
Japanese

W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
British

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
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Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
American

Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
Scottish
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese
Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
British

Tomaz HumarTomaz Humar
Slovenian