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

Herbert Tichy and Galen Rowell are included on this list along with many more.

While this isn't a list of all male climbers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male climbers?" and "Who are the best male climbers?"

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 of his life, beginning as a picture editor in 1959 and serving as a photographer, writer, and scientist with the society until his retirement in 1994. He was killed in an automobile accident near Pocatello, Idaho later that year. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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Galen Avery Rowell was a wilderness photographer and climber. Born in Oakland, California, he became a full-time photographer in 1972. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 62 (1940-2002)

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Also Ranked

#47 on The Best Landscape Photographers of All Time

#7 on The Best Nature Photographers

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1912-1987)

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

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Harvey T. Carter was a climber, expert skier and a ski patroller. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)

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