Peakbagging Page for Reinhold Messner

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Reinhold Messner is the Muhammad Ali of mountaineering: larger than life, outrageously outspoken, and skilled and accomplished enough to back up his arrogance and ego. And, like Ali, his sport has left him with brain damage, due to excessive time spent in the high-altitude death zone.

No one can question Messner's place as the pre-eminent big mountain climber of the 20th century. His most noted feats are being the first to climb all fourteen of the world's 8000-meter peaks, the first to climb Everest without oxygen, and the first to climb Everest solo. However, his legacy will be as the godfather of the alpine-style ascent, rejecting massive expeditions with porters and bottled oxygen while showing that the fast-and-light style could be adopted to any peak on earth.

The climb lists on this site have been entered using records of Messner's climbs from various web sites. The lists are not complete by any means, and there are likely many climbs not listed. Still, they record a very impressive list of ascents, from the hard faces of his native Italian Dolomites up to the giants of the Himalaya. Messner has done the "Seven Summits" and has also trekked across Antarctica.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
World 8000-meter Peaks14100
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points7100
The Seven Summits7100
Quadrant High Points4100
Hemisphere High Points2100
Octant High Points562.5
World Peaks with 4000 meters of Prominence1150
World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high1435
Nepal Province High Points228.6
The Volcanic Seven Summits228.6
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-mLocationAscent Date
Mount Everest8849China/Nepal1978-05-08
Kangchenjunga8586Nepal/India1982 a
Makalu8485China/Nepal1986 b
Cho Oyu8188China/Nepal1983 a
Dhaulagiri8167Nepal1985 b
Nanga Parbat8125Pakistan1970-06-27
Annapurna8091Nepal1985 a
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-mLocationAscent Date
Mount Everest8849China/Nepal1978-05-08
Vinson Massif4892Antarctica1986-12-03
Carstensz Pyramid4884Indonesia1971-09-27
Mont Blanc4697France/Italy1969
Nanga Parbat4608Pakistan1970-06-27
Volcán Chimborazo4122Ecuador1992
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 41  (Rank #5319/21774)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 23  (Rank #1483/21369)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 40  (Rank #4344/21035)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 59  (Rank #5186/25233)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 42  (Rank #6027/25137)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 37  (Rank #5319/23864)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 40  (Rank #4344/24119)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Distance:  km  (Rank #4876/25233)Sum of all distance hiked
Days with Ascents: 11  (Rank #7521/23281)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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