Anniversary of the Everest conquest without oxygen

Historical event today, May 8, 1978 Austrian climber Peter Habeler and Italian Reinhold Messner are successful in climbing Everest for the first time without supplementary oxygen. Till that today this result was thought impossible for a human person.

Photo credit: Rupert Taylor-Price/Flickr

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler in 1978. Image via

Mount Everest as seen from Base Camp 1. Photo credit: Rupert Taylor-Price/Flickr




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