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chris.mueller - Oct 15, 2007 8:07 am - Voted 10/10

Good site

maybe you want to add Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman.



jck - Oct 15, 2007 1:19 pm - Voted 10/10


Krzysztof Wielicki (first Everest winter summiteer, all 14 8000+ summits).
Wanda Rutkiewicz (one of the best- if not the best- female climbers).
Anatolij Bukrieev (mentioned above)
J.M. Croz (mentioned above)...

Many climbers, almost impossbile to include all of them..


ddwillia - Oct 15, 2007 7:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Mistake- Messner

It seems there is mistake in your profile of Rheinhold Messner. He is claimed to have been "the first to climb the seven summits", which is a title for Pat Morrow. Here is a link of where you can find the info:


Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Oct 21, 2007 3:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mistake- Messner

You are right, I changed the page. Thank you for your remark.


Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Oct 17, 2007 11:24 am - Voted 10/10

and the very best climber...

... Wolfgang Guellich

Denzuki - Dec 21, 2007 3:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Eric Jones

Welshman Eric Jones, who has climbed the North Face of Eiger twice (Heckmeir Route)should, I believe, be included in your list of famous climbers. His first ascent was the first ascent of the Eiger to be filmed in, I believe, 1969. His second ascent was solo (1981?)once again, captured on film (Eiger Solo). Eric also made a rare solo ascent of the Bonatti Pillar on the Petit Dru.


Norris - May 16, 2009 5:54 pm - Voted 9/10

Nice page - but error in Messner entry

Hi Jeroen, nice page! Messner did the first 8,000er completely solo from base camp to summit and back (Nanga Parbat), and did arguably the first 8,000er in perfect alpine style (Gasherbrum 1 with Habeler), but Messner was not the first to climb an 8,000er without supplemental oxygen. Its a common misconception which Messner mentions himself in at least one of his books. Several 8,000er summits were reached in the 50's without oxygen. Buhl reached the summit of Nanga Parbat without it, Cho Oyu was climbed completely without it, etc.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 12, 2010 9:15 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice page - but error in Messner entry

...only the first without oxygen on Everest.


visentin - May 22, 2009 2:37 am - Voted 10/10

new one..


visentin - Oct 26, 2009 8:35 am - Voted 10/10


there is a new article about him now !


visentin - Apr 21, 2010 3:53 am - Voted 10/10


Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 12, 2010 9:16 am - Voted 10/10

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

... did her 13th 8.000er!

Paulzz - Aug 19, 2010 12:15 am - Voted 9/10

Jerzy Kukuczka

I'm struck by how few words you have to say about Jerzy Kukuczka. Among other things climbing the 14 in anything but the easiest way: nine new routes (some say eleven), one solo summit, four in alpine style, and four during the winter. Among climbers his legend is almost as great as Messner (meaning that for quite a few he is the "greatest climber of all time").

Paulzz - Aug 19, 2010 12:26 am - Voted 9/10

Denis Urubko

Another climber of exceptional ability. In 2009 completed his 14 peaks "the hard way" including new alpine routes and winter ascents. Some call him the best high altitude climber of his generation.


JanG - May 26, 2011 6:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Ueli Steck

This amazing "mountain goat" is a superb alpinist and the FASTEST right now. Currently he is trying to speed-climb the 8000s, including Everest. Ueli has already broken speed records in the major North faces in the Alps. Definitely, he is one of the best!


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