Rob Hall

1961 - 1996

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Robert Edwin Hall (14 January 1961 – 11 May 1996) was a New Zealand mountaineer. He was the head guide of a 1996 Mount Everest expedition during which he, a fellow guide, and two clients died. A best-selling account of the expedition was given in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, and the expedition has been dramatised in the 2015 film Everest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rob Hall has received more than 5,812,890 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rob Hall is the 29th most popular mountaineer (down from 28th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 38th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Rob Hall ranks 29 out of 45Before him are Alain Robert, Andrew Irvine, Krzysztof Wielicki, Jon Krakauer, Albert F. Mummery, and Peter Habeler. After him are Erhard Loretan, Fanny Bullock Workman, Ardito Desio, Verney Lovett Cameron, Bachendri Pal, and Ang Rita.

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Among people born in 1961, Rob Hall ranks 100Before him are Tom Araya, Sergei Aleinikov, Christopher Meloni, Ghislaine Maxwell, Kim Tok-hun, and Jennifer Coolidge. After him are Virginia Madsen, Vince Neil, Maia Chiburdanidze, Eric Allin Cornell, Liam Cunningham, and Bernard Werber. Among people deceased in 1996, Rob Hall ranks 120Before him are Brunó Ferenc Straub, Annabella, Petro Shelest, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, Koichi Oita, and J. R. Jayewardene. After him are Jack Nance, Jamie Uys, Chas Chandler, Hervé Bazin, Don Simpson, and José Donoso.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Rob Hall ranks 28 out of 248Before him are Alan Dale (1947), Temuera Morrison (1960), Manu Bennett (1969), Marton Csokas (1966), Ngaio Marsh (1895), and Graham McRae (1940). After him are Richard Curtis (1956), Andrew Niccol (1964), Janet Frame (1924), Cliff Curtis (1968), Jacinda Ardern (1980), and Taika Waititi (1975).

Among MOUNTAINEERS In New Zealand

Among mountaineers born in New Zealand, Rob Hall ranks 2Before him are Edmund Hillary (1919).