Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner took alpine tactics to the Himalaya, blowing minds and redefining the sport itself. Over 40 years later, they speak about the first oxygenless ascent of Everest, and the rift that broke up the greatest climbing partnership of all time.
The world’s second highest peak remains much more difficult and dangerous than Everest, but it’s rapidly commercializing.
With four first winter ascents of 8,000-meter peaks, Simone Moro has taken the art of climbing in harsh conditions to new heights, but controversy plagues his climbing résumé.
An elite solider and elite climber, Nims led the first winter ascent of K2 without supplemental oxygen.