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Die Dolomiten.

The Günther-Messner-Steig in South Tyrol

Introduction

Günther Messner was a twenty-four year old mountaineer from Villnöß, South Tyrol (Südtirol), who perished in the Himalaya mountain range more than five decades ago.

He was a younger brother of Reinhold Messner, who was directly involved in the horrible events that led to his brother’s disappearance at the merciless Nanga Parba mountain in June 1970.

In the 2000s, some human remains that belonged to Günther Messner … read more

11 Mountaineering Preparations

1. Introduction

Mountaineering is a dangerous pastime, make no mistake about it.

Last weekend I suffered a fall in the Dolomites in South Tyrol and badly injured my left arm (and literally spilled my blood at the mountain), yet training and a fair share of luck saved me from far worse injuries.

So now is as good a time as any to give some information and guidance as to hazard read more