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Interview with Reinhold Messner

Alpinist‘s Digital Editor Chris Van Leuven sits down with legendary alpinist Reinhold Messner on February 2, 2015, before attending The American Alpine Club Annual Benefit Dinner in New York City, to talk about rock climbing, high-altitude climbing, Messner’s castle and mountaineering museum, and his well-known climbing partner Peter Habeler. We welcome you to click the link below to play/pause the audio while scrolling through images taken during the interview. The audio file plays for about 10 minutes.

In a few weeks we’ll be posting an additional story on Messner, with more photos of him, including some with Peter Habeler, by Ed Webster.

Click here for info on the Messner Museum and here for info on his latest book My Life at the Limit.

[Audio Edit] Anders Ax

[Photos] Julia Reardin