On August 1978, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made the first non-supplemental oxygen ascent of Mt. Everest. Up till that point, it was considered impossible to reach the mountain summit without supplemental oxygen. Messner's non-oxygen ascent has been recognized as a historical event that opened a new era for Alpinism. Messner, as the first climber to climb all 14 eight-thousanders won the nickname of iron man and was praised for his feat to overcome human limitations. Messner introduces various stages of success through self-made video works, which also reveals his life and philosophical introspections of mountains as a mountaineer. (SHIN Young-chul)
Alps Cinema 2
Reinhold MESSNER, Hans-peter STAUBER
Messner is known as one of the most famous alpinists in the world. Together with peter Habeler, he was the first human to reach the 8.848m high summit of Mount Everest without additional oxygen in 1978. Stauber is an experienced television journalist and producer. His filmmaking features show mountaineering in Europe and expeditions around the world. He is the director of Lunag Ri.