Reinhold Messner was the first person to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders in the world, referring to the fourteen mountains whose summits are at least eight thousand feet above sea level. He did all of these climbs without the help of supplemental oxygen. On his first climb of an eight-thousander, Nanga … Continue reading
Mountaineer Reinhold Messner discusses the climbing career that led to his supplemental oxygen free climb of Mount Everest on May 8, 1978 and recalls what the experience was like for him and climbing partner, Peter Habeler. Messner also comments on other mountains he ascended and the future of mountain climbing … Continue reading
Adventurer Conrad Anker recalls the moment he discovered the body of George Mallory during his ascent of Mount Everest and describes the documentary he made that captured his attempt to mirror Mallory’s climb. George Mallory and climbing partner Sandy Irvin disappeared in 1924 and were discovered on May 1, 1999.
Edmund Hillary was one of the first two climbers to ever reach the peak of Mount Everest and he describes when he first believed that they would succeed in their quest. Continue reading