Occupation

MOUNTAINEERS

With 40 biographies, Mountaineers are the 78th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Diplomats, American Football Players, and Pilots.

Pantheon has 40 people classified as mountaineers born between 1740 and 2000. Of these 40, 14 (35.00%) 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.

Living Mountaineers

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Deceased Mountaineers

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Most mountaineers were born in Italy (5), Nepal (3), and Austria (3). By city, the most common birth places were Innsbruck (2), Auckland (1), and Khumbu (1).The most common death places of mountaineers were France (5), Nepal (4), and Italy (4). By city, these were Mount Everest (3), Rome (2), and Auckland City Hospital (1).

The earliest biographies classified as mountaineers in Pantheon are Edward Whymper, Jacques Balmat, and Horace Bénédict de Saussure.  The concentration of mountaineers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. 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 23 most globally memorable Mountaineers since 1700.

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