Mountain climber and explorer
Reinhold Messner is one of the most famous mountain climbers in the world. His expeditions include Mount Everest, crossing the Antarctic and Greenland and trekking through the Gobi desert.
He's ascended all the world's tallest mountains, known as the eight-thousanders, crossed deserts and Antarctica and published about 50 books. His adventures already fill five museums. Now he opened his sixth.
Following the ascent on July 14, 1865, the Matterhorn became the thing of myth, the epitome of mountaineering, and the world's most photographed mountain. Its highest peak has become the emblem of Switzerland.
Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner has conquered some of the world's highest summits. He now finds the biggest challenge in his work as a politician.
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