#35: Reinhold Messner’s Longest Ordeal

By Alex Shoumatoff

This article originally appeared in the UK edition of Vanity Fair
and on VanityFair.Com, in September of 2006.

Reinhold Messner at Castle Juval, his home in South Tyrol, Italy, 2001. Photograph by Jonas Karlsson.




A decades-old mountaineering scandal has bubbled back up to the surface: did climbing legend Reinhold Messner—who made his name by being the …Read More