List of climbers and mountaineers

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This list of climbers and mountaineers is a list of people notable for the activities of mountaineering, rock climbing (including bouldering) and ice climbing.

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Christian Almer
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi

B[edit]

Jacques Balmat
Adam Bielecki
Arlene Blum
David Breashears
Alexander Burgener

C[edit]

Yvon Chouinard
Chhurim
Johann Coaz
Emilio Comici
Michel Croz

D[edit]

Clinton Thomas Dent
Kurt Diemberger

E[edit]

F[edit]

Douglas Freshfield
Tom Frost

G[edit]

Conrad Gessner
Stefan Glowacz
Paul Güssfeldt

H[edit]

Heinrich Harrer
Edmund Hillary

I[edit]

Andrew Irvine
  • Marcel Ichac (1906–1994) - France, filmed first French expedition in Himalaya Karakoram (1936) and the second Annapurna (1950)
  • Dimitar Ilievski(1953-1989) - Macedonia, first Macedonian to climb Everest, died on the way back
  • Ulrich Inderbinen (1900–2004) - Switzerland, guide, 371 Matterhorn ascents, the last at 90 years old
  • Alberto Iñurrategi (born 1968) - Spain, youngest person to climb all eight-thousanders (33 years old) (4th without supplemental oxygen)
  • Andrew Irvine (1902–1924) - UK, died on Everest with George Mallory (1924)
  • R. L. G. Irving (1877–1969) - UK, Alpine pedagogue and author

J[edit]

Margaret Jackson

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

Reinhold Messner
Thomas Middlemore
Albert F. Mummery

N[edit]

Tenzing Norgay

O[edit]

Juanito Oiarzabal
Adam Ondra
  • Vanessa O'Brien (born 1964) - US, first female to complete the Explorers Grand Slam in a single calendar year, fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits[12][13]
  • Cathy O'Dowd (born 1968) - South Africa, first female ascent of Everest from both north and south (1999), fourth female ascent Lhotse (2000)
  • Oh Eun-Sun (born 1966) - South Korea, first Korean woman to climb Seven Summits, controversy over eight-thousanders claim[14]
  • Juanito Oiarzabal (born 1956) - Basque (Spain), all eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen, record 24 ascents of eight-thousanders
  • Clare O'Leary (born 1972) - Ireland, first Irish woman to climb Mount Everest (2004)
  • Adam Ondra (born 1993) - Czech Republic, youngest climber to redpoint 5.14d/9a, first climber to redpoint 5.15c/9b+ (Change), and by February 2015 the only climber in the world to redpoint two 5.15c/9b+ (Change and La Dura Dura)
  • Janusz Onyszkiewicz
  • Stanisław Osiecki
  • Dan Osman (1963–1998) - US, rock climber, soloist, killed whilst attempting his new sport of rope jumping
  • James Outram (1864–1925) - Canada, first ascent of Mount Assiniboine

P[edit]

Michel-Gabriel Paccard
Paul Preuss

R[edit]

S[edit]

John Salathé
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
Ueli Steck
Gottlieb Samuel Studer

T[edit]

Bill Tilman
Francis Fox Tuckett

U[edit]

Karl Unterkircher

V[edit]

  • Arjun Vajpai (born 1993) - India, climbed Everest 2010, Lhotse 2011 and Manaslu 2011
  • Ivan Vallejo (born 1959) - Ecuador, 14th person to climb all eight-thousanders (7th without supplemental oxygen)
  • Patrick Vallençant (1946–1989) - France, alpinist/skier and ski mountaineering pioneer
  • Ed Viesturs (born 1959) - USA, first US climber to climb all eight-thousander (6th without supplemental oxygen)
  • Ludwig Vörg (1911–1941) - Germany, first ascent Eiger north face (1938)

W[edit]

Edward Whymper

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Z[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lonely Grave in the Sierra - Norman Clyde". Archived from the original on September 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ Günther Dyhrenfurth
  3. ^ "Ershlers First Couple to Climb the Seven Summits". International Mountain Guides. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Mick Fowler". Mountain Culture. The Banff Centre. 2000. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  5. ^ Tom Higgins
  6. ^ "Alan Hinkes Kangchenjunga - 13 or 14?". Mounteverest.net. 13 May 2005. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  7. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Haryanvi-twins-hit-record-by-conquering-Seven-Summits/articleshow/45555686.cms
  8. ^ https://www.sit.ac.nz/Home/About-Us/News/Articles/ID/170/SIT-students-continue-to-make-history
  9. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-twins-complete-adventures-grand-slam-conquering-7-summits-2-poles/article1-1340333.aspx
  10. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/542890/nungshi-tashi-return-after-completing-their-adventurers-grand-slam.html
  11. ^ "Fitz Roy - West face (Supercanaleta)". pataclimb.com. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  12. ^ "Boston's Vanessa O'Brien Completes 'Explorer's Grand Slam' in Record Time". Boston.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  13. ^ "Woman does Explorer's Grand Slam in record time". grindtv.com. May 2013. 
  14. ^ Jolly, Joanna; Mulvey, Stephen (27 August 2010). "New doubts over Korean Oh Eun-Sun's climbing record". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  15. ^ American Alpine Journal, 1979, pp. 1–18
  16. ^ "Jordan Romero, 13, 'becomes youngest to scale Everest'". BBC. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  17. ^ Douglas, Ed (4 October 2004). "Pete Schoening - Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  18. ^ Frank Smythe Archived April 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "High Ideals". Irish Times. 1998-05-05. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  20. ^ Ichiro Yoshizawa - Obituary Archived April 26, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.

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