Adventure Adventure “Climbing for me is more than a sport,” writes mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner in his latest book, My Life at the Limit. “Climbing is all about freedom, the freedom to go beyond
Lago di Garda, with its lack of American tourists and abundance of charming villages reachable by ferry, can be many holidays in one THERE IS A PARTICULAR rhythm to a day in the town of Torri del Benaco
Photo: Steffen Kugler/Newscom Reinhold Messner, the world’s greatest mountaineer, turned 70 this week. To mark the occasion, I visited him at the Firmian Messner Mountain Museum in Bolzano, Italy. The
Sigmund is wearing stained lederhosen, woollen socks and has a pair of disintegrating walking boots on his feet. On his enormous head is perched a tiny felt hat decorated with a pheasant's red tail feather.
The first time I visited Italy's quaint town of Bolzano I thought I had landed by accident on the other side of the Alps – across the Austrian border, in Innsbruck. And not just because of the medieval