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Tazio Il Biondo

Tazio Il Biondo About Also known as “The Italian Butterfly”. He is a mountain climber, athlete, and gymnast who is known for holding world records in a variety of athletic events. He is also known for posting a variety of work out and training content to his over 90,000 Instagram followers.  Other Informations He first began …

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Juliane Wurm

Juliane Wurm About German professional mountain climber or Sportkletterin who is known for specializing in bouldering, lead, and speed climbing. She has won multiple World Championships in each division including the Bouldering World Championship in Munich in 2014.  Other Informations With a passion for climbing early on, at 16 she went on to become the …

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Lakpa Gelu

Lakpa Gelu About Nepalese mountain climber who had set the world record for the fastest climb to the top of Mount Everest in his 10th trip to the summit. He completed the climb in 10 hours 56 minutes and 46 seconds. Other summits he has reached include Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam in the Himalayas. …

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Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson About Famous for his 1988 memoir Touching the Void, Simpson recounts his treacherous climb of the West Face of the Peruvian Andes’ Siula Grande peak in the bestselling book. Other Informations He began rock climbing while attending Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, England. In addition to his 1988 autobiographical work, Simpson published a …

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Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya About Mountaineer who became the first Lebanese man to scale Mount Everest. In doing so, he completed the “Seven Summits Challenge,” which entails climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Other Informations He graduated from the London School of Economics before founding his own sporting company, VO2max, in 1999. The …

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Scott Fischer

Scott Fischer About Former mountain climber known for being the first American to climb K2 without extra oxygen as well as the first American to climb Lohtse. He died in 1996 while descending Mount Everest. Other Informations He started climbing with the National Outdoor Leadership School while in high school. He helped found the company …

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Todd Skinner

Todd Skinner About American free climber who was the first to ascend many routes around the world. Other Informations He went to the University of Wyoming to study finance, but left to become a climber. He died when the belay loop of his climbing harness failed. He and his wife had three children. He and George Mallory …

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Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary About Adventurer and philanthropist who became one of the first people to reach the top of Everest with the help of his guide, Tensing Norgay. Other Informations He became a beekeeper during the summer so as to keep himself available to climb in the winter. His adventures led to him being named …

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Tommy Caldwell

Tommy Caldwell About Famous for his rock climbing feats, he ascended the West Buttress, Dihedral Wall, Dawn Wall, and Triple Crown of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) and also tackled Colorado’s Flex Luthor and Kryptonite walls. Other Informations Early in his career, he traveled to Longs Peak, Colorado, and climbed The Honeymoon is …

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Tyler Armstrong

Tyler Armstrong About Famed mountain climber who became famous for being the youngest person ever to climb to the top of Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua. He was just nine years old when he accomplished this feat. Other Informations He began mountain climbing at age six. He earned special permission to scale Mount Kilimanjaro despite the fact …

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Peter Hillary

Peter Hillary About Son of a great mountain climber who followed his father to scale and cross the most extreme spots on earth. Other Informations He began climbed Mount Fog with his father when he was seven. He climbed Everest five times, and also completed the Seven Summits challenge, climbing the tallest peak on each …

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Rob Hall

Rob Hall About Mount Everest climber who had reached the summit of the formidable mountain five times before he passed away during a 1996 expedition to the same peak. Other Informations Early in his life, he climbed both the Southern Alps and the Seven Summits. In the early 1990s, he started a business called Adventure …