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Rob Gauntlett

Born: 1987-05-10 - Died: 2009-01-10
Cause of Death:
Possible Victim of an Avalanche

Death Summary: Rob Gauntlett, along with James Atkinson, were found dead at Chamonix in the French Alps where they had been ice climbing. It appears they had been killed by a possible avalanche, though this is just speculation at this point.

Who was Rob Gauntlett : Gauntlett was the youngest Briton to scale Mount Everest.

In 2003, he and a friend decided to tackle the climb with no real experience. The two trained for the climb in Pakistan, Ama Dablam in Nepal, Scotland, and the French Alps.

On May 17, 2006 they reached the summit of Mount Everest. Gauntlett reached it just a week after his 19th birthday.

More recently Gauntlett, along with a friend, were named National Geographic Society’s Adventurers of the Year at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. They were awarded the prestigious honor for their expedition from the North to the South Pole, using only human and natural power.
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14 Signatures in Rob Gauntlett's guestbook

  1. Rudy De Brabanter Says:

    Rob is a young boy but a great men . Full of will-power and motivation,a example for many others. Thanks that i may know and admire him, we never forget you. see you in the mountains, God bless you

  2. Rudy De Brabanter Says:

    Rob is a young boy but a great men. Full of will-power and motivation , a example for many others. Thanks that i may know and admire him. we never forget you. see you in the mountains,God bless you Rudy a mountaineer

  3. Diego Gonzalez Joven Says:

    I enjoyed traveling and exploring with Rob, He will be truly missed..

  4. Jared Nichols Says:

    I have found my hero. Although I will not meet Rob in this lifetime, he will be an inspiration to me!

  5. Chris mankey Says:

    What a waste. See what mountain climbing gets you!

  6. Bre'Anna Says:


  7. katie Says:

    rob gauntlett born october 10 1987
    nice to you


    Didnt know this man till read some bio on him Rest in peace friend and thanx for your inspration

  9. Steve Lycett Says:

    well done to him, he has inspired me and hopefully one day i will follow him up everest and reach the top of the world

  10. A. Albrecht Says:



  11. Sean Says:

    Im having problems with the header image in Firefox


  12. Uncle Tom Says:

    Why not just climb in a freezer and die. It would make for a simpler clean up.

  13. hannah elizabeth Says:

    i love you.

  14. hannah elizabeth Says:

    uncle tom, your a monster! he was amazing!:)

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