Rob Hall

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**Mountaineering Achievements and Career:**
– Rob Hall met Gary Ball in 1989 and climbed the Seven Summits in 7 months.
Adventure Consultants was formed in 1992 by Rob Hall.
– Hall guided 39 climbers up Everest by 1996.
– Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1994.
– Completed the Seven Summits in 1990, attempted K2 in 1992, and climbed various peaks like Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu.

**1996 Everest Disaster:**
Adventure Consultants expedition had 8 clients and 3 guides.
– Encountered delays during the summit attempt.
– Hall stayed to help a client who ran out of oxygen.
– Died in a blizzard on Everest in 1996.
– Posthumously awarded the New Zealand Bravery Star in 1999.

**Media Coverage and Literary Works:**
– Jon Krakauer published an article and book on the 1996 Everest disaster.
– Hall’s last conversation with his wife was transcribed.
– Featured in various TV movies, documentaries, a feature film, and an opera.
– Inspired a song by Neil Finn.
– Mentioned in literary works like ‘The Other Side of Everest’ and ‘The Death Zone’.

**Statistics, Climbing Achievements, and Climbing Expeditions:**
– Climbed the 7 summits and ascended K2.
– Climber number 53697.
– Guided climbers on Everest multiple times.
– Used fixed ropes on Everest and climbed the North Face of Everest.
– Set to climb Everest in 2013.

**Honors, Awards, and External Links:**
– Received special honors in 1999 and was honored in The London Gazette in 1994.
– Received bravery awards posthumously.
– External links for Rob Hall’s biography and references.
– Mentioned in various media coverage like PBS Frontline’s ‘Storm Over Everest’ and articles in Der Spiegel and Variety.

Rob Hall (Wikipedia)

Robert Edwin Hall NZBS MBE (14 January 1961 – 11 May 1996) was a New Zealand mountaineer. He was the head guide of a 1996 Mount Everest expedition during which he, a fellow guide, and two clients died. A best-selling account of the expedition was given in Jon Krakauer's book Into Thin Air, and the expedition has been dramatised in the 2015 film Everest. At the time of his death, Hall had just completed his fifth ascent to the summit of Everest, more at that time than any other non-Sherpa mountaineer.

Rob Hall
Rob Hall
Robert Edwin Hall

(1961-01-14)14 January 1961
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died11 May 1996(1996-05-11) (aged 35)
Cause of deathHypothermia
Resting placeSouth Summit of Everest
NationalityNew Zealander
OccupationMountain guide
EmployerAdventure Consultants
Known for1996 Everest disaster
SpouseJan Arnold

Hall met his future wife, physician Jan Arnold, during his Everest summit attempt in 1990. Hall and Arnold climbed Denali for their first date and later married. In 1993, Hall and Arnold climbed to the summit of Everest together. In the catastrophic 1996 season, Arnold would have accompanied Hall on his Everest expedition, but she was pregnant.

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