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Famous People Who Died While Climbing Mountains

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Famous People Who Died While Climbing Mountains

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
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
  • Rolf Bae
    Photo: user uploaded image
  • Andrew Irvine
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain