Mountains are nature’s wonderful gift to mankind. Everybody loves to spend a holiday in the mountainside or hilltops. The view of the mountains is known to be relaxing to the mind, body and soul alike. Though a stay near the mountains is indeed relaxing and calming, climbing those giants are no easy feat. Some people have the fear of heights, hence mountain climbing is out of their itinerary. Certain people enjoy the thought of hiking mountains or climbing hilltops as part of an adventure. You take a break from the hectic work life to relax in the mountainside whereas you also have the option of hiking some amazing mountains depending on where you are staying. But the most famous mountain climbers never did it for the same reason.
That said there are a group of people in the world who have taken up mountain climbing as a professional sport. They have conquered some of the highest mountains in the world which are extremely difficult to climb and conquer. They have made their mark in the history of mountain climbing. Although not very common and considered a difficult sport, there are few bold people who have taken this as a profession. One needs physical and mental strength as well as bravery, intelligence, concentration, and perseverance in order to become a successful and famous mountaineers.
10 Most Famous Mountain Climbers
Here we will take a look at the top 10 most famous mountain climbers in the world. Let’s see if you have heard of any of these men before.
#1. Sir Edmund Hillary – New Zealand
The first on the list of famous mountain climbers is Sir Edmund Hillary. A New Zealand explorer and mountaineer, who was the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest along with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay as part of the ninth British expedition to the Everest Mountain led by John Hunt.
Sir Edmund Hilary was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century at that time. His first ever mountain climbing expedition was to the summit of Mount Ollivier in the year 1939. He is also the first person ever to reach summit Everest and both the poles.