Government of Nepal

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

Nepal Mountain Academy


Mountaineers' Hall of Fame

Sir Edmund Hillary


20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008 Known for: Being the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Forc...

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa


29 May 1914 – 9 May 1986 Known for: Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 Recipient of George medal for his contributions in the Everest s...

Reinhold Messner


17 September 1944 Known for: Being the first mountaineer to summit all 14 eight-thousanders His climbs were also all amongst the first 20 ascents for each mountain individually Becoming the firs...

George Mallory


18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924 Known for: Serving the British Army in the First World War Being the first person to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain, Everest in which...

Lino Lacedeli


4 December 1925 – 20 November 2009 Known for:  Being one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of K2 with Achille Compagnoni on 31 July 1954 Being known for fast ascents of...

Maurice Herzog


15 January 1919 – 13 December 2012 Known for: Leader and summiteer of the first 8000m peak expedition, Annapurna I (8091m) in 1950 Author of the best selling book of the expedition, "Annapu...

Sir Chris Bonington


6 August 1934 Known for: Being the first British to ascent the North Wall of the Eiger, first ascent of the Central Tower of Paine, leader of the successful Annapurna South Face Expedition, leader...

Carlos Carsolio


  4 October 1962 Known for: First Latin American and fourth (first non-europian) and second youngest person in the world to ascend the 14 Eight-Thousanders (1996). Being the fourth man and...

Louis Lachenal


17 July 1921 – 25 November 1955 Known for: One of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters for the first time (Annapurna I, 8091m). Having frozen feet to be am...

Ang Rita Sherpa


27 July 1948 – 21 September 2020 Known for: Most successful ascents of Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen (10 times) The only person to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen in w...

Andrew Lock OAM


26 December 1961 Known for: Being the only Australian to climb all fourteen 8000-meter peaks, resulting in him to be honoured with the medal of the Order of Australia. Climbing 13 of the 14 witho...

Mingma Sherpa


June 16, 1978 Known for: Being the first person from Nepal and the first South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains Mingma Sherpa, along with his brother, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, ho...

Simone Moro


27 October 1967 Known for: Being the first climber to winter ascent four of the eight-thousanders, SishaPangma, Makalu, Gasherbrum II and Nanga Parbat Being an experienced helicopter pilot with m...