Famous New Zealander Mountaineers

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Rob Hall
(Mountaineer)
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Birthdate: January 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: May 11, 1996

Rob Hall was a New Zealand mountaineer and the head guide of a Mount Everest expedition in 1996, during which he died along with two clients and a fellow guide. The ill-fated expedition was dramatized in the film Everest where Rob Hall was played by actor Jason Clarke.

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Edmund Hillary
(One of the First Climbers to Have Reached the Summit of Mount Everest)
Edmund Hillary
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Birthdate: July 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: January 11, 2008
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the top of Mount Everest, as part of the British expedition led by John Hunt. Hillary also reached both the poles. He later served as an ambassador to Nepal and founded the Himalayan Trust to help the people of Nepal.
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Peter Hillary
(Mountaineer, Philanthropist and Writer)
Peter Hillary
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Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

The son of legendary New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary followed in his father’s footsteps and became a successful mountaineer. He and his father were the first father-son duo to scale Mt. Everest. An author and philanthropist, too, he has helped people in the Mt. Everest region in Nepal.

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Mark Inglis
(The First Double Leg Amputee to Scale Mount Everest)
Mark Inglis
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Birthdate: September 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Zealand

Mark Inglis is a New Zealand mountaineer, winemaker, researcher, and motivational speaker. Also an accomplished cyclist, Inglis won a silver medal at the 2000 Paralympics. In 2006, he became the first double leg amputee to scale Mount Everest. Inglis is also credited with founding a charitable trust called Limbs4All and a sports drink range called PeakFuel.

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Peter Mulgrew
(New Zealand Mountaineer)
Peter Mulgrew
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Birthdate: November 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Died: November 28, 1979

Peter Mulgrew was a New Zealand mountaineer, businessman, and yachtsman. He is best remembered for his expeditions alongside Edmund Hillary, including the 1960–61 Silver Hut expedition, during which he suffered pulmonary edema and ultimately lost both feet due to frostbite. He also represented New Zealand in the One Ton Cup. In 1958, Mulgrew was honored with the British Empire Medal.

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George Lowe
(Mountaineer)
George Lowe
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Birthdate: January 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hastings, New Zealand
Died: March 20, 2013

George Lowe was a New Zealand-born explorer, mountaineer, educator, and film director. He was part of the famous 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, which saw Edmund Hillary summit the world's highest peak. George Lowe, who was mentored by Sir Edmund, is credited with co-founding the Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust UK in 1989.