Messner, Reinhold

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Reinhold Messner
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Messner, Reinhold Gender: M
born on 17 September 1944 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Villnoss, Italy, 46n38, 11e41
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°58' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°15 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°36'


Italian pioneer adventurer and film maker, leader of an expedition to climb the Mt. Everest and film the conquest of the mighty peak with his Austrian partner. On 8/05/1978, they climbed the 29,028 ft. mountain without the aid of oxygen. Two years later he returned, alone, becoming the first to conquer Everest solo.

Messner went on to climb 14 major grand world mountains, each 26,000 ft or more. A close encounter with a shadowy beast in 1986 started him on a 12-year pursuit of the Yeti, which he ultimately concluded was Tibet's nocturnal snow bear. In 1990 he traveled to Antarctica.

When not on an adventure, Messner is a gentleman winemaker and yak farmer living in a restored castle in the Tyrolean Alps. An Italian citizen with Austrian roots, he is a member of the European parliament.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin Travel 5 August 1978 (Climbed Mt. Everest)
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  • Social : Begin Travel 1986 (Climbed 14 major world mtns.)
  • Social : Begin Travel 1990 (Antartica)

Source Notes

Heinz Specht quotes Ebertin


  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Climbed mtns. and Antartica)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film-maker)
  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Farmer/ Rancher (Yak farmer)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Vintner)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (M.P.)
  • Traits : Personality : Courageous