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

Green BootsGreen Boots
Indian

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
American
Jim BridgerJim Bridger
American

Jimmy ChinJimmy Chin
American

Scott FischerScott Fischer
American

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
Italian
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
American
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
American

Dean PotterDean Potter
American

Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
Japanese

Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
American
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
Japanese

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
German

Chris SharmaChris Sharma
American

Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
American
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
American

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
Nepalese
Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
American

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
New Zealander

Mark InglisMark Inglis
New Zealander
Dan OsmanDan Osman
American
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Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
Indian
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
American

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
Polish

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
Italian
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Austrian

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

Edward WhymperEdward Whymper
British

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
Polish

Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
British
Richard BassRichard Bass
American

Simone MoroSimone Moro
Italian
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
American

Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
Austrian

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
American
Warren HardingWarren Harding
American

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
Nepalese
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
American

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
Nepalese

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
American

Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
Italian

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
French
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
Austrian

Dougal HastonDougal Haston
British

Lino LacedelliLino Lacedelli
Italian

Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
Polish
Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
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W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
British

Clarence KingClarence King
American

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
Japanese

Tim Macartney-SnapeTim Macartney-Snape
Australian
Nawang GombuNawang Gombu
Indian, Nepalese

Arnold LunnArnold Lunn
British
Ang RitaAng Rita
Nepalese

Albert F. MummeryAlbert F. Mummery
British

William Thomas HamiltonWilliam Thomas Hamilton
British, American
Douglas FreshfieldDouglas Freshfield
British

Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
American
Riccardo CassinRiccardo Cassin
Italian

Quintino SellaQuintino Sella
Italian

Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
Norwegian
W. A. B. CoolidgeW. A. B. Coolidge
American

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
Japanese
Oh Eun-SunOh Eun-Sun
South Korean

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
Australian

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
British

Tomaz HumarTomaz Humar
Slovenian
William Martin Conway, Baron ConwayWilliam Martin Conway, Baron Conway
British

Ernest HofstetterErnest Hofstetter
Swiss