June 6, 2022

Reinhold Messner Net Worth, Bio, Personal Life

by Bernice

Reinhold Messner is one of the most world widely renowned climbers. Reinhold Messner’s net worth is estimated to be slightly above $10 million.

He is acknowledged for his contributions to climbing in varying fields, including acting as a director, author, cinematographer, mountaineer, adventurer, and explorer.

Messner’s birthdate is on 17th Sep 1944, in Brixen, Italy. 

Renowned as one of the most prominent all-time climbers, Reinhold is mainly known for being the first person (together with Peter Habeler) to climb Mt. Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen.

Furthermore, he is also acknowledged for writing innumerable books relating to his experiences. 

The better part of Reinhold’s early life encompassed climbing in the Alps, making his first summit at five years.

During his thirteenth year, his younger brother, Gunther, joined him in climbing.

This made them among the best European climbers during their early twenties. 


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Reinhold Messner Net Worth
Reinhold Messner Net Worth, Bio, Personal Life

Reinhold Messner’s Climbing Career Highlights

  • Climbs he made in the Alps are at the center of most of his achievements. It was, however, until 1970 that he realized his most compelling claim. 
  • He is responsible for leading over five hundred ascents from 1960 to 1964.
  • 1968 was another significant moment in his climbing life when he furthered his firsts in Marmolada’s direct south face and the Sas DLA Crusc. 
  • In 1969 he was involved in an Andes exploration with Peter Habeler and emerged victorious. In the year that followed, he would receive an invitation to join an expedition in the Himalayan. 
  • The 1970 adventure that purposed to ascend the face of Nanga Parbat’s that was not explored turned out to be triumphant and tragic. He led the pursuit of ascending Mt. Everest without using supplemental oxygen aids. 
  • 1978 was another high in his climbing career after reaching Mt. Everest’s summit I the company of Habeler, and without the aid of supplemental oxygen; a thing that had been written off as impossible by experts of diverse fields. The climb was Reinhold’s summit to ascend without relying on climbing equipment. 
  • In the following few years, he added merit to his climbing professionalism after realizing the milestone of the first-ever successful completion climb of all-14 8-thousands, which comprise peaks that exceed 8,000 meters above sea level. 
  • Together with Arved Fuchs, they have successively skewed across Antarctica. 
  • In 2004, Messner further advanced his career milestones by completing a 2,000km exploration in the Gobi.
  • 2006 is particularly notable, during which he was involved in an uplifting society endeavor establishing a museum on mountains which he named under his name. He is also involved in producing documentaries on climbing tactics and experiences. 

Reinhold Messner’s Educational Background

Reinhold Messner is claimed to be the greatest climber worldwide, but he refutes the claims.

However, his scholarly past does not reveal much about the particular elementary or secondary schools he attended not mentioned.

The only details regarding educational institutions he attended are the University of Padua, where he studied Architectural Engineering. 

During his tertiary studies, he spent the better part of his time enhancing his climbing skills, with the campus’ brick walls acting as his climbing platform.

When he was done with his studies, he worked as a teacher to earn a living. 

Reinhold Messner’s Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, and Kids

Reinhold Messner was born and raised amongst eight siblings, with the father serving as a teacher and a military officer.

Reinhold Messner was married to Uschi Demeter from 1972 to 1977. Later on, he married Sabine Stehle, his girlfriend, for quite some time. She was a textile designer.

They were blessed with three children but would divorce after only ten years of marriage (2019). 

His most recent engagement involves Diane Schumacher, a Luxembourg woman he married during her 41st year.

He has an active IG account under the user name @reinholdmessner official.

Reinhold Messner’s Age, Height, and Weight

Age: 78 years

Weight: 72kg (159lbs)

Height: 5ft 12in (182cm)

Reinhold Messner’s Political Career and Engagements

  • Messner was voted to the European Parliament for the Federation of the Greens.
  • Has served as an official South Tyrolean Greens member, a regional party limited to South Tyrol.
  • He expresses excellent concerns about global warming.

Reinhold Messner’s Awards, Achievements, Nominations

  • He was acknowledged nine times in the Guinness Book of Records, with all his achievements given the title “World’s Firsts,” which is the top class in any Guinness World Record. His ownership of the title is not likely to diminish or get replaced. 
  • First ascension of Manaslu in the absence of an oxygen aid.
  • The first solo summit of Mt. Everest.
  • First ascension of Everest and K2 in the absence of oxygen aid. 
  • First, climb the top three mountains without using an oxygen aid.
  • First 8,000mt mountain hat-trick.
  • First ascension of Gasherbrum I without using oxygen aid.

Reinhold Messner’s Movies, Documentaries, Books

Typically, his success is a great inspiration to people all over the globe.

As such, numerous movies and documentaries are produced under his inspiration.

He also features as a producer and in many climbing-related media.

Some of the climbing movies and documentaries relating to Messner are.

  • Mountaineering Documentaries: Messner – 2012
  • The Wildest Dream – 2010 
  • Beyond the Edge – 2013 
  • The Summit – 2012 
  • The Dark Glow of the Mountains – 1985 
  • 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible – 2021 
Messner
85 Reviews
Messner
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Reinhold Messner, Sir Christian Bonington, Ed Viesturs (Actors)
  • Les Guthman (Director)
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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
237 Reviews
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Liam Neeson (Narrator), Ralph Fiennes (Voice), Natasha Richardson (Voice) (Actors)
  • Anthony Geffen (Director)
Beyond the Edge
262 Reviews
Beyond the Edge
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight (Actors)
  • Leanne Pooley (Director) - Leanne Pooley (Writer) - Matthew Metcalfe (Producer)
The Summit
1,170 Reviews
The Summit
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola (Actors)
  • Nick Ryan (Director) - Mark Monroe (Writer) - Nick Ryan (Producer)
The Dark Glow Of The Mountains
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Reinhold Messner, Werner Herzog, Hans Kammerlander (Actors)
  • Werner Herzog (Director) - Werner Herzog (Writer) - Werner Herzog (Producer)
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Beyond Possible: One Man, Fourteen Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime
224 Reviews
Beyond Possible: One Man, Fourteen Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Hardcover Book
  • Purja, Nims (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-07-02 // Source: Amazon Affiliates

Fans of climbing can follow more about the climbing life of Messner on YouTube links that detail his life, including but not limited to the following.

  • Messner, Worlds Greatest Mountaineer
  • Pelicula – Nanga Parbat (Reinhold Messner)
  • Reinhold Messner – Rock Climbing Solo en Dolomitas Part. 1

Reinhold Messner is an author that has authored an unlimited number of books. Some of the books he has written include the following, though the list is endless.

  • The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
  • All Fourteen 8,000ers
  • Free Spirit
  • My Quest for the Yeti
  • Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit
  • Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell
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The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
66 Reviews
The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
  • Author: Reinhold Messner
  • ISBN: 9780898865745
  • Messner, Reinhold (Author)
All Fourteen 8,000ers
49 Reviews
All Fourteen 8,000ers
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Reinhold Messner (Author)
Free Spirit: A Climber's Life (Legends & Lore)
20 Reviews
Free Spirit: A Climber's Life (Legends & Lore)
  • Messner, Reinhold (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 07/17/2014 (Publication Date) - Mountaineers Books (Publisher)
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My Quest for Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas' Deepest Mystery
14 Reviews
My Quest for Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas' Deepest Mystery
  • Hardcover Book
  • Reinhold Messner (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Reinhold Messner: My Life At The Limit (Legends and Lore)
109 Reviews
Reinhold Messner: My Life At The Limit (Legends and Lore)
  • Messner, Reinhold (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 09/19/2014 (Publication Date) - Mountaineers Books (Publisher)
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Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell
10 Reviews
Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Messner, Reinhold (Author)

Last update on 2022-06-24 // Source: Amazon Affiliates

Reinhold Messner Net Worth and Salary

Reinhold Messner is a climber who has also engaged in several other endeavors, although climbing is the most outstanding career profession.

He has written numerable books, was involved in teaching, and has been involved in politics.

In the present day, Reinhold Messner’s net worth is estimated to be slightly above $10 million.

This is outsourcing from the various engagements and his achievements in climbing. 

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About the author 

Bernice

Bernice often jokes that she is better at climbing than walking. With avid parents of climbing, her first encounter with the high vertical rock walls was at the age of one. Her favorite style of climbing is bouldering.

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