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 lead climbing, bouldering, speed climbing and competition climbing) and ice climbing (including mixed climbing).



Christian Almer Christian Almer.jpg
Christian Almer
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi.jpg
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi


Jacques Balmat Jacques Balmat 2.jpg
Jacques Balmat
Adam Bielecki Adam Bielecki himalaista.jpg
Adam Bielecki
Arlene Blum Arlene Blum 1977 003.jpg
Arlene Blum
David Breashears David Breashears 2011.JPG
David Breashears
Alexander Burgener Alexander Burgener.jpg
Alexander Burgener


Yvon Chouinard Yvon Chouinard. Mt Hood.jpg
Yvon Chouinard
Chhurim Chhurim, first women to climb mt. everest twice in the same season.jpg
Johann Coaz Johann Wilhelm Coaz.jpg
Johann Coaz
Emilio Comici Comici ritratto.jpg
Emilio Comici
Michel Croz Croz.jpg
Michel Croz


Clinton Thomas Dent Clinton Thomas Dent.JPG
Clinton Thomas Dent
Kurt Diemberger Kurt.Diemberger.jpeg
Kurt Diemberger



Douglas Freshfield Douglas Freshfield.jpg
Douglas Freshfield
Tom Frost Tom Frost.jpg
Tom Frost


Conrad Gessner Gessner Conrad 1516-1565.jpg
Conrad Gessner
John Gill Gill on The Scab , 1963 , The Needles of the Balck Hills, SD.jpg
John Gill
Stefan Glowacz Stefan Glowacz bei BMW.JPG
Stefan Glowacz
Paul Gussfeldt Die Gartenlaube (1874) b 615.jpg
Paul Güssfeldt


Artur Hajzer Artur Hajzer fotografia.jpg
Artur Hajzer
Heinrich Harrer Harrer Frankfurt 1997.jpg
Heinrich Harrer
Edmund Hillary Edmund Hillary by Kubik 2004.jpg
Edmund Hillary



Margaret Jackson Margaret Jackson, alpinist.jpg
Margaret Jackson


Dora Keen Dora Keen 1907.jpg
Dora Keen
Jerzy Kukuczka Katowice - Graffiti Jerzy Kukuczka.jpg
Jerzy Kukuczka
Jaan Kunnap Jaan Kunnap.jpg
Jaan Künnap



Reinhold Messner Reinhold Messner in Koeln 2009 (02).jpg
Reinhold Messner
Thomas Middlemore Thomasmiddlemore.jpg
Thomas Middlemore
Albert F. Mummery MumeryOK.jpg
Albert F. Mummery


Tenzing Norgay Tenzing Norgay (cropped).jpg
Tenzing Norgay


Juanito Oiarzabal Juanito Oiarzabal ME.jpg
Juanito Oiarzabal
Adam Ondra Adam Ondra Imst 2009.JPG
Adam Ondra


Michel-Gabriel Paccard Michel Gabriel Paccard.jpg
Michel-Gabriel Paccard
Paul Preuss Paul Preuss1.jpg
Paul Preuss


Monique Richard Monique Richard Logan 2018 Kings Peak.jpg
Monique Richard
Wanda Rutkiewicz Wanda Rutkiewicz, Gory Sokole, fot. Seweryn Bidzinski.jpg
Wanda Rutkiewicz


John Salathe John Salathe by Tom Frost.jpg
John Salathé
Horace-Benedict de Saussure Horace-Benedict de Saussure.jpg
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
Ueli Steck Ueli Steck.jpg
Ueli Steck
Gottlieb Samuel Studer Gottlieb samuel studer.jpg
Gottlieb Samuel Studer


Sheikha Asma Al Thani Sheikha Asma Al Thani.jpg
Sheikha Asma Al Thani
Bill Tilman HaroldWilliamTilman.jpg
Bill Tilman
Francis Fox Tuckett Tuckett FF 1868.jpg
Francis Fox Tuckett


Karl Unterkircher Karl Unterkircher.jpg
Karl Unterkircher


Anak Verhoeven Anak Verhoeven Climbing WCh 2018.jpg
Anak Verhoeven


Edward Whymper Edward Whymper.jpg
Edward Whymper
Krzysztof Wielicki Kwielicki1.jpg
Krzysztof Wielicki



Andrzej Zawada Andrzej Zawada 1980.jpg
Andrzej Zawada

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