Anatoli Boukreev

1958 - 1997

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Anatoli Nikolaevich Boukreev (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Букре́ев; January 16, 1958 – December 25, 1997) was a Russian Kazakhstani mountaineer who made ascents of 10 of the 14 eight-thousander peaks—those above 8,000 m (26,247 ft)—without supplemental oxygen. From 1989 through 1997, he made 18 successful ascents of peaks above 8000 m. Boukreev had a reputation as an elite mountaineer in international climbing circles for summiting K2 in 1993 and Mount Everest via the North Ridge route in 1995, and for his solo speed ascents of some of the world's highest mountains. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatoli Boukreev has received more than 1,635,354 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Anatoli Boukreev is the 25th most popular mountaineer (down from 24th in 2019), the 957th most popular biography from Russia (down from 892nd in 2019) and the most popular Russian Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Anatoli Boukreev ranks 25 out of 44Before him are John Muir, Lino Lacedelli, Lionel Terray, Andrew Irvine, Alain Robert, and Jon Krakauer. After him are Ardito Desio, Erhard Loretan, Rob Hall, Krzysztof Wielicki, Verney Lovett Cameron, and Fanny Bullock Workman.

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Among people born in 1958, Anatoli Boukreev ranks 81Before him are Joan Jett, Eric Singer, Tita, Ghassan Massoud, Keigo Higashino, and Nancy Spungen. After him are Kevin Sorbo, Oscar Schmidt, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, and David O. Russell. Among people deceased in 1997, Anatoli Boukreev ranks 119Before him are Lam Ching-ying, Adil Çarçani, Jan P. Syse, Georges Marchais, Ho Feng-Shan, and Dick van Dijk. After him are Harold Robbins, Brian Keith, K. Shivaram Karanth, Josef Pieper, James A. Michener, and Joan Coromines.

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Among people born in Russia, Anatoli Boukreev ranks 957 out of 2,688Before him are Dmitry Laptev (1701), Eugen Slutsky (1880), Lev Oborin (1907), Alexander Guchkov (1862), Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky (1809), and Sergei Salnikov (1925). After him are Andrey Zvyagintsev (1964), Denis Davydov (1784), Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov (1907), Alexander Serov (1820), Yekaterina Furtseva (1910), and Alexander Tormasov (1752).


Among mountaineers born in Russia, Anatoli Boukreev ranks 1After him are Denis Urubko (1973).