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

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish

Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American
Bachendri PalBachendri Pal
Indian

Jimmy ChinJimmy Chin
American
Jim BridgerJim Bridger
American

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Dean PotterDean Potter
American
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American

Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American
Alain RobertAlain Robert
French

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander
Dan OsmanDan Osman
American

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese
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Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian
Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian

Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
Indian, British

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
British
Richard BassRichard Bass
American

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
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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Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
American

Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
Scottish

Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian
Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
British
Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian