Neal Beidleman is a mountaineer and climbing guide, known for surviving the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. He conducted numerous public talks on his experiences in that disaster, especially in regards to decision-making and team mangment. Beildeman's stories were also featured on the U.S. television news show Nightline. Beidleman made a return trip to Mount Everest in 2011.
Neal Beidleman was working as a guide with his co-worker and friend Scott Fischer in the spring of 1996 on Mount Everest. The disaster involved the death of Fischer and several other climbers that season.