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

George Mallory George Mallory
British, Tibetan
Rob Hall Rob Hall
New Zealander

Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Jim BridgerJim Bridger
American

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Jimmy ChinJimmy Chin
American
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German

Dean PotterDean Potter
American
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese

Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American
Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander

John ColterJohn Colter
American
Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian

Dan OsmanDan Osman
American
George LoweGeorge Lowe
New Zealander
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Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American
Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian

John Hunt, Baron HuntJohn Hunt, Baron Hunt
Indian, British
Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British
Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese
Richard BassRichard Bass
American

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
British

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the AbruzziPrince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
Italian

Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian

Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American
Lino LacedelliLino Lacedelli
Italian

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American

Warren HardingWarren Harding
American

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
British
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Bradford WashburnBradford Washburn
American

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish

W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
British
Clarence KingClarence King
American

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
Japanese
Tim Macartney-SnapeTim Macartney-Snape
Australian

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
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Nawang GombuNawang Gombu
Indian, Nepalese
William Thomas HamiltonWilliam Thomas Hamilton
British, American

Ang RitaAng Rita
Nepalese
Albert F. MummeryAlbert F. Mummery
British

Arnold LunnArnold Lunn
British

Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
American
Riccardo CassinRiccardo Cassin
Italian

Douglas FreshfieldDouglas Freshfield
British
Quintino SellaQuintino Sella
Italian

W. A. B. CoolidgeW. A. B. Coolidge
American

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese

Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian
Oh Eun-SunOh Eun-Sun
South Korean

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
British

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian

Tomaz HumarTomaz Humar
Slovenian

William Martin Conway, Baron ConwayWilliam Martin Conway, Baron Conway
British
Ernest HofstetterErnest Hofstetter
Swiss

Robert Scott RussellRobert Scott Russell
British