Reinhold Messner ? Nanga Parbat ? my mountain of fate? With hardly any other mountain, fame and tragedy are as close together as the 8,125 m high Nanga Parbat. Reinhold Messner combines both like no other. Accompanied by never-before-seen pictures and films, Messner's live lecture spans arcs from all the alpinists who have made history at Nanga Parbat to his own moving and exciting Geschichte.Er reports from Albert Mummery the best mountaineer of his time, who disappears in 1895 during the transition from the Diamir to the Rakhiot side, from the unforgettable Willo Welzenbach, ? Ice pope? called, which was 1934 ? last marginalized ? with eight men died in the snowstorm; by Hermann Buhl, who reached the summit alone and first in 1953 against the order of the expedition leader ? a stellar hour of alpinism! How good 50 years later, when Steve House mastered the Rupalwand directly in a two-man rope. Finally, he tells of his own fateful expedition from 1970, which has shaped his life to this day. After the successful ascent of the highest steep wall on earth ? the Rupalwand, through the Messner brothers, tragedy occurs in the descent. Günther cannot return to the bivouac. A crash would be certain. So Reinhold leads him through the 4000-metre-high Diamir flank, despite the risk of avalanches, no wayout and despair, to the foot of the wall, where an ice avalanche burys Günther, while Reinhold is ahead to look for a way out of the danger zone. Unable to find his brother, he drags himself down the valley for days; with frozen hands and feet, without food in a deserted area. Closer to death than to life, thanks to three lumberjacks carrying him down the valley, he encounters his expedition ary of his expedition ary of his journey home. Eight years later, with the first single-handedness of an eight-thousander on the Diamir wall, he achieves the brilliance of his life. Although an earthquake shook the mountain and then a weather crash held the solo-gänger 48 hours in the death zone. After hell, he touched the sky on his personal mountain of destiny. About the speaker:Reinhold Messner was born in 1944 in South Tyrol/Italy. He began mountaineering as a five-year-old and has made more than a hundred trips to the mountains and deserts of this earth since 1969. He has many first ascents, the ascent of all 14 eight-thousanders and a longitudinal crossing of Greenland. In contrast to modern adventure actors, Reinhold Messner never tried to set records, he is concerned with being exposed in the most untouched natural landscapes possible and being on the road with a minimum of equipment. He gave lectures throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia, South America, made documentaries and published articles, among others in »Stern», »Spiegel», »GEO», »Epoca», »Espresso», »National Geographic» among others. His book publications have been translated into more than a dozen languages.