Rob Hall Biography
Birthday: January 14, 1961 (Capricorn)
Born In: Christchurch, New Zealand
Rob Hall was a legendary New Zealand mountaineer, who etched his name eternally in mountaineering annals when he was buried alive atop Mt. Everest after reaching the summit for the fifth time. Rob’s mountaineering expeditions started taking shape after he teamed with mountaineer Gary Ball. Rob and Gary earned worldwide acclaim when they scaled the Seven Summits in seven months. 1990 was a watershed year for Rob as he led an expedition to Mt. Everest for the first time and completed it successfully. In that very year, Hall also befriended Jan Arnold, a physician who was busy treating climbers in a clinic. Jan and Hall completed many climbs together including an expedition to Mt. Everest and eventually got married within two years of getting acquainted. Rob Hall was awarded the New Zealand Commemoration Medal for scaling the Seven Summits. Hall and Gary, in order to commercially exploit their mountaineering experience, incorporated an enterprise called, ‘Adventure Consultants’. Soon after setting foot on Mt. Everest’s peak for the fifth time along with his clients, Rob was caught in a blizzard and was swept away while endeavoring to rescue a fatigued client. Frostbitten, haggard, and running low on oxygen, Rob Hall was stable enough to make one last call to Jan Arnold before breathing his last.