Reinhold Messner / Mountaineer, author, Italy
Reinhold Messner is born on 17.09.1944 in Brixen (South Tyrol). In 1978, he and Peter Habeler became the first humans to climb the summit of Mount Everest without the help of bottled oxygen. Between 1970 and 1984 he climbs all 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen. He is also known throughout the world for his expeditions
in which he crossed the Antarctic (1989/1990 with Arved Fuchs), Greenland (1993) and the Gobi Desert (2004).