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List of famous people who died while climbing mountains, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died while mountain climbing are listed alphabetically and include the famous mountaineering victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Rob Hall and Toni Kurz, in it. Featuring Everest climbers, female rock climbers, and more, this list has it all.

These notable mountaineering deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has died while climbing mountains as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
George Mallory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died While Climbing Mountains
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George Herbert Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew "Sandy" Irvine both disappeared on the North-East ridge during ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1886-1924)

Birthplace: Mobberley, England

Profession: Mountaineer, Teacher

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Rolf Bae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died While Climbing Mountains
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Rolf Bae was a Norwegian Arctic adventurer and mountaineer. Bae operated an adventure company called Fram, specializing in Arctic and Antarctic travel and survival courses. He was married to Cecilie Skog, the first woman to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. She has climbed the highest mountains of ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1975-2008)

Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway

Profession: Mountaineer

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Peter Boardman was a British mountaineer and author. He is best known for a series of bold and lightweight expeditions to the Himalayas, often in partnership with Joe Tasker, and for his contribution to mountain literature. Boardman and Tasker died on the North East Ridge of Mount Everest in 1982. ...more

Age: Died at 32 (1950-1982)

Birthplace: Stockport, United Kingdom

Profession: Mountaineer

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Andrew Irvine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died While Climbing Mountains
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Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine was an English mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. While attempting the first ascent of Mount Everest, he and his climbing partner George Mallory disappeared ...more

Age: Died at 22 (1902-1924)

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Profession: Mountaineer

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