Reinhold Messner is a famous mountaineer and polar trekker. Reinhold Messner is best known for his groundbreaking and difficult ascents of the world’s highest peaks. Surprisingly, he and Austrian Peter Habeler were the first to scale Mount Everest in 1978. Tell us more about his professional and personal life.
Reinhold was born on September 17, 1944. His full name is Reinhold Andreas Messner. Currently he is 77 years old. His place of birth is Brixen (Brixen), South Tyrol, Italy. In addition, he is of Italian nationality while his ethnicity is unavailable. Messner grew up in a German-speaking family that settled in St. Peter, Funes. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
He was also born to Mary and Joseph. His mother was the shipowner’s daughter. And his father used to serve in the army. He also took part in World War II on the Russian front. At the age of 13 Messner started climbing with his brother Günther.
Likewise, Messner has a total of eight siblings. He was the second among them. In addition, his siblings Helmut (born 1943), Günther (1946–1970), Erich (born 1948), Waltraud (born 1949), Siegfried (1950–1985), Hubert (born 1953), Hansjörg (born 1955) and Werner (born 1957).
Most achievements come from the Alps. Later, in 1970, he received his first major damage. Between 1960 and 1964 he made over 500 ascents. Most of them in the Dolomites.
In 1968 he was able to reach others: the Heiligkreuzkofel central pillar and the direct south face of the Marmolada. In 1969 Messner then took part in an Andean expedition, in which he was successful together with Peter Habeler. After a year he was invited to a big Himalayan expedition. It should try the unclimbed rupal face of Nanga Parbat. Surprisingly, he advocated climbing Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.
In 1978 Messner could reach the summit of Everest with Habeler. And it was the first solo summit of Everest. He also climbed the Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat single-handedly. After all, in 1986 he was the first to complete all 14 eight-thousanders.
He has also crossed the Antarctic on skis with his research colleague Arved Fuchs. In 2004 he also completed a 2,000 km expedition through the Gobi Desert. After two years, he founded the Messner Mountain Museum in 2006. He also worked on the trend documentation in a similar way 14 Peaks: Nothing is impossible. He was also a high-altitude climber in the documentary and in reality.
Speaking about his political career, he was elected Member of the European Parliament for the Greens. And he was an official member of the South Tyrolean Greens. It is a regionalist and ecological political party that is only active in South Tyrol.
Even after the end of his political career, he was always a strong advocate of green and environmentally conscious politics. He was also an activist in the fight against global warming.
Based on some information sources, its net worth is around 1.4 million US dollars. No information is available about his salary, personal belongings and other endorsements.
Personal life and relationships
In 1972, Messner tied the knot with Uschi Demeter. Uschi Demeter is a Canadian photographer. The couple share a daughter. Her daughter’s name is Layla Messner. She was born in 1981. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1977.
In 2009 he married his longtime girlfriend Sabine Stehle. She is a textile designer from Vienna. They share three children. Ultimately, they separated in 2019. In May 2021, Messner married Diane Schumacher. She is a 41-year-old Luxembourger living in Munich.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Reinhold is standing 5 feet and 12 inches high. Likewise, its weight is 72 kg. He has gray hair color. On the other hand, his eye color is blue. Nevertheless, there is no further information on his exact body measurements, clothing size and shoe size.
Also, he has his official accounts on Facebook, Instagram. But he doesn’t have a verified account on Twitter. At Instagram, He has 104,000 followers with the username @reinholdmessner_official. His Facebook username is Reinhold Messner with over 39,000 followers.