April 14, 1937|
Göriach, Tyrol, Austria
|Died||June 28, 2012
Mayerl was born on April 14, 1937 as the youngest of seven children into a farmer's family in the Tyrolean village of Göriach near Dölsach. He is renowned for making the first ascent of Lhotse Shar — a subsidiary summit of Lhotse — in May 1970 together with his friend Rolf Walter and for first climbing Mt. Jitchu Drake in May 1983 with Werner Sucher, Albert Egger, Alois Stuckler and Toni Ponholzer.
- Mayerl, Sepp (Rosenheim 1984): Der Turm in mir. Zu schwierigsten Gipfeln der Erde. Rosenheimer, ISBN 978-3475524431 (with contributions by Reinhold Messner).
- Magerer, Hermann (2003): Bergauf Bergab 2. Bergverlag Rother, ISBN 9783763370474, pp. 263−272
- Climber Sepp Mayerl dead after cliff plunge. AustrianTimes.at (July 29, 2012). Retrieved July 30, 2012.