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With 45 biographies, Mountaineers are the 84th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Diplomats, Mafiosos, and Pilots.

Pantheon has 51 people classified as mountaineers born between 1740 and 2000. Of these 51, 19 (37.25%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living mountaineers include Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger, and Alain Robert. The most famous deceased mountaineers include Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, and Heinrich Harrer. As of April 2022, 6 new mountaineers have been added to Pantheon including Albert F. Mummery, Peter Habeler, and Nirmal Purja.

Living Mountaineers

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Deceased Mountaineers

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Newly Added Mountaineers (2022)

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Most mountaineers were born in Austria (7), United Kingdom (7), and Italy (5). By city, the most common birth places were Innsbruck (3), Auckland (1), and Brixen (1).The most common death places of mountaineers were Nepal (8), France (5), and Italy (4). By city, these were Mount Everest (3), Geneva (2), and Rome (2).

The earliest biographies classified as mountaineers in Pantheon are John Muir, Jacques Balmat, and Horace Bénédict de Saussure.  The concentration of mountaineers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier mountaineers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Mountaineers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Mountaineers since 1700.

Mountaineers are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.