Reinhold Messner

Absturz des Himmels

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ISBN: 978-3-10-002424-4


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A story of responsibility, trust, and betrayal
On July 14, 1865, Englishman Edward Whymper becomes the first man to stand on the summit of the Matterhorn. On the climb down, however, four of his companions fall to their deaths. The actual hero of Messner’s breath-taking account, local climber Jean-Antoine Carrel, reaches the summit several days later. But unlike the dandy Edward Whymper, the second man to conquer the unmistakeable mountain is gruff, instinctive, and cares for his men even in the hour of his own death – on the Matterhorn.

About Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner, born in 1944, is the most famous mountaineer and adventurer of our time. As an extreme mountain climber, pioneer and ‘Philosopher in Action’, he has constantly set new benchmarks. Messner was the first person to scale all fourteen eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest, which he was the ­rst person to climb alone without additional oxygen (Everest Solo). In 1989/90, he crossed Antarctica together with Arved Fuchs. As an author and filmmaker, Messner now fights for the sustained ecological treatment of nature, running mountain farms and develops his mountain museum, the Messner Mountain Museum with its various locations.

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Foto: (c) Simen Zupancic

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