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Reinhold Messner: A Life at the Limit

Born in South Tyrol in 1944, Reinhold Messner is one of the world's most successful mountaineers. In over 3,000 mountain tours, he has mastered around 100 first ascents, climbed all 14 eight-thousanders and crossed Antarctica and Greenland on foot. He climbed Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth, twice, the first person to do so alone and without oxygen.

Reinhold Messner's lecture topics

- Mountaineering & Extreme Sports - A Life at the Limit
- Border crossers: Challenges and a constant life at the limit
- Summits - At the top.
- Motivation - Leadership & Risk Management

Reinhold Messner studied civil engineering at the University of Padua and taught mathematics before devoting himself entirely to mountaineering. An avid climber, he undertook climbing tours in the Alps and Dolomites in the early 1960s before embarking on his first Himalayan expedition in 1970, climbing the 8,125-meter Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas. His ascent of the 8,848-meter Mount Everest without oxygen equipment in 1978 with a friend caused a worldwide sensation. Two years later, he conquers Everest a second time, this time solo. Messner experiences a somewhat different adventure when he marches 2,800 kilometers across Antarctica in 1989, without the help of dog sleds or snowmobiles. In 1993, he succeeds in the longest Greenland crossing to date without technical support.

From 1999 to 2004 he sits in the European Parliament as a member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. Following this mandate as an Italian MEP, Reinhold Messner devotes more time to his project Messner Mountain Museum (MMM), which is officially opened in 2006.

He also publishes numerous articles for various magazines, such as Spiegel, Stern, Geo or National Geographic, and publishes numerous books and illustrated books that are translated into several languages. Again and again he has reached and pushed the limits of human performance. Reinhold Messner about himself: "I am a border crosser. Someone who tries to go a little further at the limit of what is possible ...".

Reinhold Messner's charismatic and extraordinary personality make him an internationally sought-after speaker. In his lectures, mountaineer Reinhold Messner advises companies on the subject of leadership, motivation and teamwork and shows how to achieve peak performance through motivation. He is regarded as a source of inspiration for managers worldwide. Messner speaks in German, English and Italian.

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