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List of famous mountaineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mountaineers in the world? This includes the most prominent mountaineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mountaineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mountaineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mountaineers.

List people include Aron Ralston, George Bass and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known mountaineers to the lesser known mountaineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mountaineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mountaineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous mountaineers?" then you're in the right place. 
William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Mountaineers
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William Bradford Shockley Jr. was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, the duo who invented the transistor. The three were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor at Stanford and became a proponent of eugenics. ...more

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Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Mountaineers
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Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. Crowley was also an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the Argenteum Astrum, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). Other interests and accomplishments were wide-ranging—he was a chess player, mountain climber, poet, painter, astrologer, and social critic. ...more

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Joe Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Mountaineers
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Joe Simpson is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. He is best known for his book Touching the Void and the 2003 film adaptation of his book. ...more

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John Muir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Mountaineers
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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent U.S. conservation organization. The 211-mile John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. In his later life, ...more

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