/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Interview with Peter Habeler

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UKC News - on 16 Sep 2011
Peter Habeler, 3 kbThis week's Fri Night Vid is with Peter Habeler the Austrian mountaineer.

He began climbing with Reinhold Messner in 1969 and they made the first ascent of Everest without oxygen...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=64110

jimjimjim on 16 Sep 2011
In reply to UKC News: This set of films have been brilliant.
Simon4 - on 16 Sep 2011
In reply to UKC News: A fantastically humble, realistic and enlightening comment from Peter Habeler.

He surely is one of the greats who was always slightly overshadowed by being paired with even greater partners (or more self-advertising ones?).
Kipper - on 16 Sep 2011
In reply to UKC News:
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> He began climbing with Reinhold Messner in 1969 and they made the first ascent of Everest without oxygen...
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And sent me a postcard while on their trip :-)
SomerKate on 16 Sep 2011
In reply to Simon4:
> (In reply to UKC News) A fantastically humble, realistic and enlightening comment from Peter Habeler.
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Totally agree! seems a lovely bloke.
SteveSBlake - on 17 Sep 2011
In reply to SomerKate:

He does doesn't he, modest and engaging.

Steve
Mick Ward - on 18 Sep 2011
In reply to Simon4:

> (In reply to UKC News) A fantastically humble, realistic and enlightening comment from Peter Habeler.

The greatest people nearly always seem to be the most humble, don't they? What a lovely person. A mate met him back in the day and said exactly that. He was right.

Mick
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Rob Exile Ward on 18 Sep 2011
In reply to Mick Ward: We bumped into him this summer walking up the Ahornspitz above his home town. He was leading a large and jolly Austrian party, we were going a bit faster, - mind you we hadn't been drinking beer since 9.00 as many of his party had, although he hadn't! He suggested to his party that they let us past, and he waved us through with a grin. He seemed like a man happy with his fame and happy being recognised but very relaxed about it all, just happy to be in the mountains.

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