Reinhold Messner is a man of many talents, but he is definitely most famous by his mountaineering career. He managed to make the first solo climb to Mount Everest with no additional oxygen, and he was the first one to climb all 14 peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters above sea level.

Moreover, Mr. Messner speaks German, Italian, and English, and he wrote more than 60 books. Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit is his newest masterpiece. The book follows the interview between a famous German journalist Thomas Hüetlin and Reinhold Messner. Not only do we learn about Messner’s mountain climbing career, but there are also many details about his life and his childhood. For example we find out that he thinks one shouldn’t eat ice cream with girls, that his political views are mostly liberal, and that he uses sharp scissors to kill chickens. He also talks about his journeys across Antarctica, the Gobi, and Tibet, and his five years long career as a member of the European Parliament. A much discussed topic of male-female roles has found its place in this book, too. And, of course, there is talk about his quest and encounter with the yeti.

Reinhold Messner is a successful man at many fields, and reading this can be very inspirational for you. The price ranges from $16.55 for paperback, to $18.18 for hardcover book on Amazon.

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