Various reports in German appear to indicate Messner has
found the body of his dead brother on Nanga Parbat. We consider this
unconfirmed at this point, but it will surely clear up in the next 24
The death of Messner's brother has been the subject of books
and lawsuits. Lets hope the early reports are true and this issue can be put
to rest.. Stay Tuned.
photographer and European parliamentarian, Reinhold Messner was born in Brixen,
South Tyrol, Italy, on 17th September 1944. He grew up in the Villnöss Valley
in the Dolomites and later studied at the University of Padua.
He has been one of the
world’s most outstanding mountaineers for twenty years. In the course of about
one hundred trips in the mountains he has chalked up many first ascents and
was the first to climb all the world’s 8000-metre peaks. He lectures
throughout the world, makes documentary films, contributes to well-known
specialist magazines and supports the preservation of the last wildernesses.
Contrary to modern
adventure performers, Reinhold Messner never went after records; instead, he
is interested in being exposed to nature in landscapes hardly touched by man,
and in travelling with a minimum of equipment. He followed Mummery's "by fair
means" on Nanga Parbat, Nansen's "call of the north" to the ice packs of the
Arctic and crossed the Antarctic via the South Pole after an idea by
Shackleton. Opposing his travelling on foot to the possibilities the age of
communication has to offer, he does without any expansion bolts, oxygen masks
and satellite phones - an anachronism, true, but one that preserves an
inexhaustible source of experience in the wilderness.
He has written more than 40 books, which have
been translated into more than a dozen languages. Between his journeys he
lives in Juval Castle in South Tyrol where he runs a museum containing a
considerable collection of Tibetan art, and a hill farm using organic methods.
In addition, he continues to write books and develop museum projects.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to
summit without the use of bottled oxygen. Reinhold Messner
was the first, and many will argue the only, to ever solo Everest on
Aug 20, 1980 via the North Col/North Face.
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