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)

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

Scott FischerScott Fischer
(American)
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
(Italian)
Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)

Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
(Italian)
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)

Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)

Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)

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

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)
Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)
Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)

Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)
W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
(British)
Ang RitaAng Rita
(Nepalese)

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

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