Interview with Peter Habeler Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday nighter continues on with the Mountain Equipment series and an interview with Peter Habeler.

For those who don't know who Peter is here is an excerpt from his wikipedia page:

Peter Habeler (born July 22, 1942) is an Austrian mountaineer. He was born in Mayrhofen, Austria.

Among his accomplishments as a mountaineer are his first ascents in the Rocky Mountains (first European to climb on the Big Walls in Yosemite National Park).

He began climbing with Reinhold Messner in 1969. Several accomplishments in mountaineering followed. The most notable event was the first ascent without supplemental oxygen of Mount Everest in 1978 together with Messner, which had previously been thought as impossible. Habeler set a further record by descending from the summit to the South Col in only one hour.

VIDEO: In conversation with Peter Habeler

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16 Sep, 2011
This set of films have been brilliant.
16 Sep, 2011
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?).
16 Sep, 2011
And sent me a postcard while on their trip :-)
16 Sep, 2011
Totally agree! seems a lovely bloke.
17 Sep, 2011
He does doesn't he, modest and engaging. Steve
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