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Anniversary on Everest With Reinhold Messner and Wolfgang Nairz

Anniversary of Everest

With Reinhold Messner and Wolfgang Nairz

It appears both Reinhold Messner and Wolfgang Nairz will be in Nepal for the 50th Anniversary of the First Summit of Everest. Both will be leading semi-commercial treks. The Messner trek is sold out... The treks will meet up at the end, to celebrate...

If the name Wolfgang Nairz sounds familiar, he summited Everest on May 3rd, 1978, but he is probably better known as the expedition leader of the same 78 expedition in which Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler summited Everest 5 days later, becoming the first climbers to summit Everest without the use of bottled oxygen (as their own team..).

Messner and Nairz have been on many expeditions together, including the  Austrian Manaslu 72 expedition led by Wolfgang Nairz which made the first ascent via the SW face. On April 25th, Reinhold Messner, reached the Summit, Franc Jaeger and Andy Schrick disappeared on the Summit Plateau on the same day in a horrible storm....

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