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Peter Habeler

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Nationality  Austrian
Movies  Everest Unmasked
Partner  Jutta Wechselberger
Role  Mountaineer
Name  Peter Habeler

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Born  22 July 1942 (age 81) Mayrhofen, Tyrol, Austria (1942-07-22)
Occupation  Mountaineer, ski instructor
Known for  Mount Everest first ascent without supplemental oxygen
Major ascents  Mount EverestCho OyuNanga ParbatKangchenjungaHidden PeakYerupaja ChicoEiger north face
Books  The Lonely Victory: Mt. Everest '78, Everest, Impossible Victory
People also search for  Reinhold Messner, Jutta Wechselberger, Leo Dickinson

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Peter Habeler (born 22 July 1942) is an Austrian mountaineer. He was born in Mayrhofen, Austria. He developed an interest in mountain climbing at age six.


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Peter Habeler Interviewed by Ed Douglas

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

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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 May 8, 1978 together with Messner, which was previously thought to be impossible. A year after his climb on Everest he published Lonely Victory in 1979. Habeler set further records by descending from the summit to the South Col in only one hour and climbing the North Face of the Eiger in ten hours.

Other eight-thousanders (mountains over 8,000 meters) that Habeler has summited are Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga and Gasherbrum I. He has also climbed Yerupaja Chico (6089 m) in South America. The ascent of Gasherbrum I was made with Messner in 1975, Alpine-style in three days, and is seen by some as ushering in a new era of Alpine-style ascents of eight-thousanders, in contrast to the "siege" tactics which had largely prevailed to this time. It was the first time an eight-thousander had been climbed Alpine-style. Habeler attempted to climb Everest again in 2000 but failed to do so due to fluid in his lungs.

Habeler became a skiing instructor at age twenty one and founded the Peter Habeler Ski and Mountaineering School in his hometown of Mayrhofen, Austria. The school is now run by his son, though Habeler still teaches on occasion.

At age 74, he repeated an ascent on The Eiger's north face with David Lama.


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