Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author (born 1944) who made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest, the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen (along with Peter Habeler,) and was the first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level. He was also the first person to cross Antarctica and Greenland with neither snowmobiles nor dog sleds. Two color glossy 10 x 8 photos of the legendary Reinhold Messner posing with large statues of an elephant and Buddha, both signed in black felt tip, "R. Messner." In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an original mailing envelope.
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