Lincoln Ross Hall, OAM (19 December 1955 – 20 March 2012) was a veteran Australian mountain climber, adventurer, author and philanthropist. Hall was part of the first Australian expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1984, which successfully forged a new route, and he reached the summit of the mountain on his second attempt in 2006, miraculously surviving the night at 8700 metres on descent.
Hall lived in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia with his wife and two sons and was a founding Director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. He was the author of seven books.
In 1987 Hall was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to mountaineering and in 2010 he won the Australian Geographic Society’s Lifetime of Adventure award. He was a life member of the Australian National University Mountaineering Club. He died of mesothelioma aged 56 on 20 March 2012.
* Lincoln Hall interview on Enough Rope tonight (2007-Jul-30)