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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?"
Aron Ralston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 five days and seven hours. After he freed himself, he had to rappel down a 65-foot sheer cliff face to reach safety. The incident is documented in Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place and is the subject of the 2010 film 127 Hours starring James Franco. ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Marion, Ohio, United States of America

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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 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

Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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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

Birthplace: Aswarby, United Kingdom

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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

Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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