The Ancient Historian

Ancient history, mountaineering, cycling and other outside adventures

Interview of one of the great mountaineers-Reinhold Messner

Interesting thoughts expressed here; especially like the idea of innovation, and adjusting goals

My favorite quote from Messner (so far):

“A solo ascent of Everest is really only a solo ascent when there is no connection between ‘above’ and ‘below’, no security link through vigilant ground personnel.”

To the top of the world. English Trans. Crowood Press, 1992, p.181.


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