Reinhold Messner by Reinhold Messner
My Life at the Limit

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Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit, the newest book by the famed mountaineer, is a conversation between Messner and interviewer Thomas Hüetlin, an award-winning German journalist. It reveals a more thoughtful and conversational Messner than one finds in his previous books, with the 'talk' between Messner and Hüetlin covering not only the highlights of Messner's climbing career, but also his treks across Tibet, the Gobi, and Antarctica; his five-year-stint as a member of the European Parliament; his encounter with and study of the yeti; his thoughts on traditional male/female roles; and much more. Readers learn about Messner's childhood, his thoughts about eating ice cream with girls (against), politics (mostly liberal), and his technique for killing chickens (sharp scissors).

Messner is known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers. While the interest in My Life at the Limit is that it exposes much more of the man than his climbing career, that career is still utterly remarkable--and Mountaineers Books is proud to present this book, which is core to our mission, to audiences across North America.


About Reinhold Messner

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Reinhold Messner, born in 1944 in Villnöss, South Tyrol, is the most famous mountaineer and adventurer of our time. He has accomplished roughly one hundred first ascents, climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders, and crossed Antarctica, Greenland, Tibet, and two deserts on foot. After serving a term as a member of the European Parliament, he now devotes much of his time and energy to his Messner Mountain Museum (MMM) project and to his Messner Mountain Foundation (MMF), which aims to support mountain people worldwide.
Published September 1, 2014 by Mountaineers Books. 251 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction