Famous Male Mountaineers People

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: age 40
    • Birthplace: Marion, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Motivational speaker, Mountaineer, Engineer
    • Credits: 127 Hours
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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
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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 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
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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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    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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    Heinrich Harrer
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    Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books Seven Years in Tibet and The White Spider.more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1912-2006)
    • Birthplace: Hüttenberg, Austria
    • Profession: Author, Athlete, Geographer, Mountaineer
    • Credits: Seven Years in Tibet, Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama, Seven Years in Tibet
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    Charles Christopher Parry
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    Charles Christopher Parry was a British-American botanist and mountaineer. Parry was born in Gloucestershire, England, but moved to the United States with his parents in 1832, settling first in New York. He studied medicine at Columbia University, and botany under John Torrey, Asa Gray and George ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1823-1890)
    • Birthplace: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mountaineer, Botanist
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    Herbert Tichy was an Austrian author, geologist, journalist and climber. His first ascent of Cho Oyu was on October 19, 1954, with Sepp Jöchler and Pasang Dawa Lama.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1912-1987)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Journalist, Climber, Author, Geologist, Mountaineer
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    Hudson Stuck
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    Hudson Stuck was a British native who became an Episcopal priest, social reformer, and mountain climber in the United States. With Harry P. Karstens, he co-led the first expedition to successfully climb Mount McKinley in June 1913, via the South Summit. He published five books about his years in Alaska.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1863-1920)
    • Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mountaineer, Cleric, Social activist
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    Marcel Ichac was a French alpinist, explorer, photographer and film director. Born in Rueil, France, Ichac was one of the first people to introduce electronic music in cinema with Ondes Martenot for Karakoram and released the first French movie in CinemaScope, Nouveaux Horizons.more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1906-1994)
    • Birthplace: Rueil-Malmaison, Paris, France
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Explorer, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Stars at Noon, friends forever
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    Sir Robert Charles Evans M.D., DSc, was a British mountaineer, surgeon, and educator.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1918-1995)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Educator, Surgeon, Writer, Mountaineer
    • Credits: Monkey Shines
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    Norman Clyde
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    Norman Clyde was a mountaineer, mountain guide, freelance writer, nature photographer, and self trained naturalist. He is well known for achieving over 130 first ascents, many in California's Sierra Nevada and Montana's Glacier National Park. He also set a speed climbing record on California's Mount ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1885-1972)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Freelance Writer, Nature Photographer, Naturalist, Mountaineer, Mountain guide
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    Ernst Dieffenbach
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    Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach, also known as Ernest Dieffenbach, was a German physician, geologist and naturalist, the first trained scientist to live and work in New Zealand, where he travelled widely under the auspices of the New Zealand Company, returning in 1841–42 and publishing in English his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1811-1855)
    • Birthplace: Giessen, Germany
    • Profession: Physician, Naturalist, Geologist, Mountaineer
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    Bestor Robinson
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    Bestor Robinson was a California mountaineer, environmentalist, attorney and inventor. He was a law partner of Earl Warren, later governor of California and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Robinson was a long time leader of the Sierra Club.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1898-1987)
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Inventor, Mountaineer, Lawyer
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    Edward Whymper
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    Edward Whymper was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865; four members of his party were killed during the descent. Whymper also made important first ascents on the Mont Blanc massif and in the Pennine Alps, South America, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1840-1911)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Illustrator, Mountaineer
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    Bill Tilman
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    Major Harold William "Bill" Tilman, CBE, DSO, MC and Bar, was an English mountaineer and explorer, renowned for his Himalayan climbs and sailing voyages.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1898-1977)
    • Birthplace: Wallasey, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mountaineer, Explorer
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    Wallace George Lowe, CNZM, OBE, known as George Lowe, was a New Zealand-born mountaineer, explorer, film director and educator. He was the last surviving member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, during which his friend Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first known people to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)
    • Birthplace: Hastings, New Zealand
    • Profession: Educator, Mountaineer, Explorer, Film Director
    • Credits: The Conquest of Everest, Antarctic Crossing
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