During a steep ascent to one of his favorite mountain chalets, Heinrich Hülser, picture: service GmbH, photographed Reinhold Messner in his element. The mountain world. The most famous alpinist in the world didn't give the photographer a break at all and requested quiet and undivided attention for the beauty of nature.
Despite these requirements, great photos were created, showing the self-proclaimed "Savior of the Mountains" from a very personal side and staged him with lots of atmosphere in the beautiful landscape of his local mountain near the town of Tiers am Rosengarten in South Tirol. It was all created as the title story for ALPS magazine Fall 2016 ass part of an interview and a strenuous hike, in conditions "like in the Himalaya during monsoon". "It's always raining somewhere," says the 72-year-old extreme mountaineer.