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.

George MalloryGeorge Mallory
(British)

Green BootsGreen Boots
(Indian)
Brian BlessedBrian Blessed
(British)
Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
(American)

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

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)
Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)
Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)

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

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)
Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)

Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)

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

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)

Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)
Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)
Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)

William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)
Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)
Ang RitaAng Rita
(Nepalese)

W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
(British)
Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
(Scottish)
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
(Norwegian)

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