Mountaineer, writer, film-author Reinold Messner Autograph from 1990.
5.8 x 4.2 inches. b/w promotion print for Reinhold Messner's books. Messner is the most famous living mountaineer.
Very fine condition. The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Reinhold Messner, Austrian, (born 1944) is the first person who ever climbed all 14 of the world's mountain peaks over 8,000 meters high. In 1970, when he was 25, Messner climbed his first 8,000-meter peak, Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas. Tragedy struck during the climb when Messner's brother Gunther was killed in an avalanche.
In 1975 he and Peter Habeler made a statement that they were going to attack an 8,000 metre mountain in the same manners as done in the Alps which means that the start of the climb is done from the bottom of the mountain and you carry all the gears with you on the way, if any bivouacs, they will be found on the way. No route preparation is done. Supplemental oxygen is not used.
They where successful on Hidden Peak, by leaving almost everything behind, climbing unroped they made a fast ascent through a new route. This was the second ever ascent of the mountain!
Messner is also one of the few western people that claim to have seen the Yeti. He's said to have met it twice.
He is not only a great climber but he again was first to cross the Antarctic continent on foot in 1990.
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