Famous Alpinist Reinhold Messner Visits Georgia

Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer and explorer, considered to be one of the greatest climbers in history and famous for his ascent to Everest without supplemental oxygen, has been visiting Georgia to explore the country’s mountainous regions.

Hosted by Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, in the region of Kakheti, the famous alpinist was informed about how dynamic the country is in terms tourism; and as the Prime Minister noted, over 6 million tourists visited Georgia last year alone.

The PM highlighted that endorsements from a world-renowned mountaineer would be extremely important for mountain resort development in Georgia.

Messner is also visiting Svaneti, Kazbegi and Tusheti during his visit. 

Reinhold Messner has also crossed the Antarctic, Greenland and Gobi Desert on foot. He is the author of over 80 books. In 2010, he was awarded with Lifetime Achievement Piolet d’Or, the most prestigious award for alpinists.


By Nino Gugunishvili

11 July 2017 13:30