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)

George MalloryGeorge Mallory
(British)
Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
(British)
Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
(American)

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
(Italian)
Scott FischerScott Fischer
(American)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)
Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
(Italian)
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)

Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)
Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)
Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
(Polish)
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Nepalese)
Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
(Indian)

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)
Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)
Ang RitaAng Rita
(Nepalese)

W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
(British)
Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
(Scottish)
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
(Norwegian)

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
(Japanese)
Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
(Australian)