Scott A. Sant'Angelo is founder and owner of Arkitip, Inc., a contemporary fine art publisher. He is also a prominent photographer, curator, gallerist, and marketing consultant in the world of art that he serves. Arkitip.com

Reinhold Messner

An Italian mountaineer and explorer from South Tyrol whose astonishing feats on Everest and on peaks throughout the world have earned him the status of the greatest climber in history. He is renowned for making the first solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen "eight-thousanders" (peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level).

A “mountain museum” created by the world’s most celebrated living climber has opened at Bruneck castle in the Italian Dolomites. For the last two decades, he has been developing a chainof museums throughout the Dolomites. Each focuses on a different element of mountain culture from the history of climbing to art from mountain regions.

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