Famous climbers! These people gave courage and inspiration to ordinary people who were wandering in the slump of daily life.

Perhaps the most famous mountaineer is Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand naturalist, mountaineer and philanthropist. He made a living as an accountant by climbing mountains up to 20,000 feet in his native New Zealand. He was famous for saying, “This is not the mountain we are conquering, but ourselves.”

He is best known for leading his first successful ascent of Mount Everest in May 1953. From 1920 to 1953, many attempts were made, but were unsuccessful due to bad weather, high altitude, and rugged terrain. Located in the Himalayas, it is the highest mountain on earth.

Edmund Hillary reached the summit with Nepali mountaineer Tenzing Norgi. Suffering from fatigue at high altitudes, most of his exhibitions had to be reversed. Only the two men were able to continue to the summit at an altitude of 29,028 feet and descend just as treacherously from the mountain.


Reinhold Messner became the first climber to reach the summit. He made his historic ascent ten years earlier than Sir Hillary’s team and individually conquered the high peaks of the Himalayas.

Archille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli were another two-man mountaineering team that climbed K2 in July 1954, a year after Sir Hillary climbed Mount Everest. The world’s second highest mountain, K2, is even harder to climb than Mount Everest.

Conrad Kane, an Austrian, was known for his many discoveries in climbing the cliffs of North America, Canada. He made fifty “first climbs” in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, known as both icy and treacherous.

John Salate, a Swiss mountaineer, invented the python, a technique used by mountaineers around the world. This handy tool is a trusted friend of climbers and rock climbing enthusiasts everywhere.

German geologist Hans Meyer is best known for climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak in the late 19th century. Accompanied by an African guide named Yahuni Lauwo who climbed the mountain three times before World War I. The latter was born in 1871 and is associated with Meyer in his ascent. He died at the age of 124 or 125.

Sir Chris Bonnington is a modern mountaineer who began climbing in 1951 at the age of 16. He made the first ascent of southwest Everest in 1975, known as the Patagonia Ascent. He became a knight in 1996 for his services to mountaineering, now in his seventies. He continues to climb, work, photograph, write books and give lectures internationally.

Born in 1960, Joe Simpson is a professional mountaineer. Known for climbing the Siule Grande in the Andes in 1985 with partner Simon Yates. He also climbed from the northern front of the Eiger. The doctors, drowning in the injuries, claimed that he would never walk again, not even climb more, but he revived him and returned to the mountains he loved. He has also authored several best-selling books, including Touching the Void, which have been reprinted in 23 foreign languages.

Source by Rubel Zaman