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.

Scott FischerScott Fischer
(American)

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
(American)
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)

Green BootsGreen Boots
(Indian)

George MalloryGeorge Mallory
(British)

Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
(British)
Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
(Italian)

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)

Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)

Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)

Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)
David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
(Polish)

Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)

Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)

Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)

Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)

Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
(Indian)

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Nepalese)
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)

Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)

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

Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)
Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck

Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
(Norwegian)

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
(Japanese)

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
(Australian)
Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
(Scottish)

Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)

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