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)
Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
(American)
Scott FischerScott Fischer
(American)

Reinhold MessnerReinhold Messner
(Italian)
Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
(American)
Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel
(German)

Dean PotterDean Potter
(American)
Albert I of BelgiumAlbert I of Belgium
(Belgian)
Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard
(American)

Alain RobertAlain Robert
(French)
Francys ArsentievFrancys Arsentiev
(American)
Yasuko NambaYasuko Namba
(Japanese)

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
(Italian)
Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
(German)
Chris SharmaChris Sharma
(American)

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Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Alex LoweAlex Lowe
(American)
Dan OsmanDan Osman
(American)

Ed ViestursEd Viesturs
(American)
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
(American)
Junko TabeiJunko Tabei
(Japanese)

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
(New Zealander)
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Nepalese)
Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
(Polish)

Mark InglisMark Inglis
(New Zealander)
Jamling Tenzing NorgayJamling Tenzing Norgay
(Indian)
Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
(Italian)

Yuichiro MiuraYuichiro Miura
(Japanese)
Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Nepalese)
Simone MoroSimone Moro
(Italian)

Wanda RutkiewiczWanda Rutkiewicz
(Polish)
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
(Swiss)
Galen RowellGalen Rowell
(American)

Richard BassRichard Bass
(American)
Krzysztof WielickiKrzysztof Wielicki
(Polish)
Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese)

David BreashearsDavid Breashears
(American)
Gerlinde KaltenbrunnerGerlinde Kaltenbrunner
(Austrian)
Maurice WilsonMaurice Wilson
(British)

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Warren HardingWarren Harding
(American)
Hermann BuhlHermann Buhl
(Austrian)
Jim WhittakerJim Whittaker
(American)

Pete SchoeningPete Schoening
(American)
Achille CompagnoniAchille Compagnoni
(Italian)
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
(American)

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
(French)
Peter HabelerPeter Habeler
(Austrian)
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
(British)

Annie Smith PeckAnnie Smith Peck
W. H. MurrayW. H. Murray
(British)
Ang RitaAng Rita
(Nepalese)

Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell
(Scottish)
Arne Naess, Jr.Arne Naess, Jr.
(Norwegian)
Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
(Japanese)

Lincoln HallLincoln Hall
(Australian)