10 Most Famous Mountain Climbers Of The World

#5.  Carlos Carsolio – Mexico

famous mountain climbers - Carlos Carsolio

Carlos Carsolio is a Mexican mountaineer who is the second youngest mountaineer to climb all of the 14 eight-thousander mountain peaks in the world. He is also a motivational speaker and paraglider. Carsolio made his first expedition to the Himalayan eight-thousanders in the year 1985 with his ascent of Nanga Parbat.

He became the fourth climber with verified ascents of all the 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen by summiting all of the eight-thousander peaks in the world successfully. Carsolio has also successfully conquered many peaks including Mount Everest in 1989, K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen in 1993, Kangchenjunga in 1992, Lhotse in 1994, Makalu in 1988, Cho Oyu in 1994, Dhaulagiri in 1995, Manaslu in 1996 and Annapurna in 1995.

#6.  Silvio Mondinelli – Italy

Silvio Mondinelli - famous mountain climbers

Italian mountaineer Silvio Mondinelli is one of the founder members of “Amici del Monterosa”, a non-profit organization that works for developing the living conditions of the Nepalese people. He completed summiting all 14 summits above 8000 meters by the age of 49 years.

He became the thirteenth climber with verified ascents of all the 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen by summiting all of the eight-thousander peaks in the world successfully. Mondinelli has also successfully conquered many peaks including Mount Everest in 2010, K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen in 2004, Kangchenjunga in 2003, Lhotse in 2006, Makalu in 2002, Cho Oyu in 1997, Dhaulagiri in 2001, Nanga Parbat in 2005 and Annapurna in 2006.

#7.  Juanito Oiarzabal – Spain

Juanito Oiarzabal - famous mountain climbers

Spanish Mountaineer Juanito Oiarzabal is the first person to conquer the top 3 summits Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga twice. He lost all his toes after summiting Mount Godwin-Austen in 2004. He became the sixth climber with verified ascents of all the 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen by summiting all of the eight-thousander peaks in the world successfully.

Oiarzabal has also successfully conquered many peaks including Mount Everest in 1993, K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen in 1994, Kangchenjunga in 1996, Lhotse in 1995, Makalu in 1995, Manaslu in 1997, Dhaulagiri in 1998, Nanga Parbat in 1992 and Annapurna in 1999.

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