18.08.2019

Lecture of mountaineer PETER HABELER

"The goal is the summit"

Peter Habeler (born July 22, 1942 in Mayrhofen, Zillertal) is an Austrian extreme mountaineer, who became famous in 1978 for the first ascent of Mount Everest without additional oxygen.

As part of the Silvretta Ferwall March Week, Peter Habeler will give a multivision lecture at the Sports and Culture Center in Galtür. He talks about his extreme climbing and expedition tours together with Reinhold Messner. Habeler also speaks about the "alpine growing up" in the native Tyrolean mountains, i.a. Wilder Kaiser, and Dolomites, reports on the ascent of the heaviest West Alpine Walls, Matterhorn North Face, Eiger North Face, also roams extreme tours in the US, in Yosemite Valley u.v.m.

Fast facts about the lecture

  • When: Sunday, 18th August 2019 from 8.30 pm
  • Where: Sports and Culture Center Galtür
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Highlight: admission is free

More about Peter Habeler

Peter Habeler (born July 22, 1942 in Mayrhofen, Zillertal) is an Austrian extreme mountaineer, who became famous in 1978 for the first ascent of Mount Everest without additional oxygen.

Habeler spectacular first ascent in the American Rocky Mountains, he was the first European on the Big Walls in Yosemite National Park in California (USA) and climbed as twelfth roped, along with Doug Scott, the route Salathé Wall in the El Capitan- Southwest Wall, which at the time was one of the heaviest multi-pitch rides in the world. In 1969 he climbed for the first time with Reinhold Messner in a successful roped party.

For his numerous publications and his work in the mountains, Peter Habeler was appointed professor in September 1999 by the Austrian government.

Habeler runs a ski school in Mayrhofen.