Reinhold Messner on the Future of Climbing Mount Everest

The Diplomat

Alpinism vs tourism. The piste on Everest. Climbing as a business. Sherpas taking over the market.

Importance of experience on Everest and other peaks.

The avalanche: “When they had this big avalanche when 16 people died, they were too much on the left side. I was at the base camp and I told them that […] people are not listening; they only listen if they die there – and then it’s too late.”

Also, “I wish that the Tibetan people would get autonomy.” Go to interview