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Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner is indisputably the greatest climber of the 20th century: first to ascend Everest without using supplemental oxygen (with partner Peter Habeler), first to climb Everest solo, and the first person to climb all fourteen of the 8000meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. This multi-dimensional adventurer has been a member of the European Parliament, established a half-dozen "mountain museums" scattered throughout the Alps, and is the author of more than 30 books, many published...See more