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)
Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)

Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
(Italian)
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)
Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)

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

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)
Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)

Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)
Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)

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

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

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