born in South Tyrol
. Climbed together with Reinhold Messner
for several times. Most noticeable was their traverse
between the Gasherbrum
summits. He has set many speed records
, for instance an impressing 23.5 hours ascent
of Mount Everest
from the base camp
. He also once climbed up and down Matterhorn
, 4478 meters, four times
in less than 24 hours.
Facts from different sources such as: britannica.com and various climbing websites.