Top 5 Mountaineers 

Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand)

First to reach the summit of Mount Everest, along with Tenzing Norgay, in 1953.

Reinhold Messner (Italy)

he first person to climb all fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters (known as the Eight-thousanders) without supplemental oxygen.

Junko Tabei (Japan)

The first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1975 and the first woman to complete the Seven Summits challenge.

Tenzing Norgay (India/Nepal)

Accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful Everest summit in 1953, becoming one of the most renowned Sherpa climbers.

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (Austria)

The first woman to climb all fourteen Eight-thousanders without supplemental oxygen.