Reinhold Andreas Messner (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪnhɔlt ˈmɛsnɐ]; born 17 September 1944) is an Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author from South Tyrol. He made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest and, along with Peter Habeler , the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen.
Reinhold Messner, (born September 17, 1944, Bressanone [Brixon], Italy), mountain climber and polar trekker who was renowned for his pioneering and difficult ascents of the world’s highest peaks.
The boundary-breaking adventurer Reinhold Messner explains how three nights at the edge of death gave him perspective he’d never had before
On May 8, 1978, Reinhold Messner and his Tyrolean countryman Peter Habeler were the first ever to reach the top of Earth’s highest mountain — Mount Everest, 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level — without supplemental oxygen; Messner and Habeler are greeted by their wives at Munich-Riem Airport.
Reinhold Messner is a legend in the mountaineering community, and rightly so – but his achievements haven’t come without a price. The Italian climber has made history on the world’s highest mountain Everest not once, but twice. The mountain’s peak was reached for the first time ever on 29 May 1953 by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay.
Reinhold Messner holds a decades-long list of achievements on the world's toughest mountains and was the first climber to summit all 14 of the planet's 8,000-meter peaks. Photograph by Vincent ...
Reinhold Messner. Reinhold Messner (born 1944) is the first people ever to climb all 14 of the world's mountain peaks over 8,000 meters high. He has written over 30 books on his adventures, and his minimalist techniques have revolutionized Himalayan mountain climbing.
Brixen, Italy. Nationality. Italian. Reinhold Messner is a famous mountaineer, explorer, and adventurer from Italy. His astonishing achievements of climbing Mount Everest and other great peaks in the world have helped him become one of the most recognized and celebrated mountaineers of all time.
Reinhold Messner about his life at the limit and what drives him to look for new challenges. Dear visitor, as an Internet-illiterate I prefer to speak live about my life as a mountain farmer, mountaineer, museum and film maker.
Reinhold Messner led a team of mountaineers who successfully climbed the world’s 11th highest peak, Gasherbrum I in 1975. The 26,510-foot tall mountain is situated on the Chinese-Pakistani border. Messner’s climb was record-setting as it was the first time in history that the mountain was climbed without bottled oxygen.