"Go, move, climb a mountain and descend again - this is the one parallel to life"

Peter Habeler


Peter Habeler from Zillertal succeeded in his mountaineering career spectacular first ascents and climbing tours. In a two rope team with Reinhold Messner, he succeeded in climbing the Hidden Peak (8068 m) without artificial oxygen in 1975. This was the first ascent of an eight thousand in alpine style.

His greatest success was in 1978 the climbing of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, for the first time without artificial oxygen, again together with Reinhold Messner. He also climbed other eight thousand, such as Cho Oyu (8188 m), Nanga Parbat (8125 m) and Kangchenjunga (8598 m).

The popular mountain guide, always a smile on the lips, defeated in 2016 at the age of 74 once again the Eiger North Wall. The International Mountain Summit honors one of the best and most famous climbers of the world with a special evening to his 75th birthday.

The North Tyrolean mountain legend has been to the IMS several times already, but never with a multivision lecture on the large main stage. His lecture will be a journey through the great alpine history. All Habeler’s milestones and extraordinary expeditions are also mentioned, as well as anecdotes about traditional and modern alpinism. Experts from the jubilee documentation of Servus TV will also be on show.

Peter Habeler will be on the IMS stage after the lecture by the Fortune Explorer Florian Langenscheidt, on Thursday, October 12. About 50 visitors of the IMS will have the unique opportunity to spend a hiking day on Friday, October 13 with the mountain legend.

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