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Presentation of Peter Habeler (Austria) – climber
Beginning the mid 60’s he and climbing partner Reinhold Messner assaulted the mountaineering world with an impressive series of climbs. Together they made the first ascent of Yerupaja Chico in South America (1969), and the North face of Eiger in a record 10 hours (1974), following that was Hidden Peak via a new route (1975). The most notable event was the first ascent without supplemental oxygen of Mount Everest on 8 May 1978 together with Messner, which was previously thought to be impossible. A year after his climb on Everest he published Lonely Victory in 1979.