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Famous Male Mountaineers

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List of famous male mountaineers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male mountaineers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being mountaineers. There are thousand of males working as mountaineers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic mountaineers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a mountaineer then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list: Hassler Whitney, W. Montelius Price and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male mountaineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male mountaineers?" and "Who are the best male mountaineers?"
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    Aron Lee Ralston is an American outdoorsman, engineer and motivational speaker. He survived a canyoneering accident in south-eastern Utah in 2003, during which he amputated his own right forearm with a dull pocketknife in order to extricate himself from a dislodged boulder, which had him trapped for ...more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Marion, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Motivational speaker, Mountaineer, Engineer
    • Credits: 127 Hours
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    Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Mountaineers
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    Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest, on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for most ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Climatologist, Scholar, Physiologist, Diplomat, Climber, + more
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    George Bass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Mountaineers
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    George Bass was a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia. more

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    • Birthplace: Aswarby, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Surgeon, Mountaineer
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    Hassler Whitney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Mountaineers
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    Hassler Whitney was a mathematician and mountaineer. more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Mathematician, Mountaineer
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    Henry D. Washburn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Mountaineers
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    Henry Dana Washburn was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1832-1871)
    • Birthplace: Windsor, Vermont, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Mountaineer, Lawyer
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    Robert W. Craig

    Bob Craig is a mountaineer. more

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    • Profession: Mountaineer
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    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Indian Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1919-2008)
    • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
    • Profession: Mountaineer, Explorer
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    Ferdinand von Mueller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Mountaineers
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    Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed Government Botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1825-1896)
    • Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
    • Profession: Physician, Geographer, Mountaineer, Botanist
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