8 Reinhold Messner Quotes That Inspired The Way I Walk Through Work And Life…

The mountaineer who climbed the world’s 14 highest mountain peaks (above 8,000 meters) knows a thing or two about success, focus and mindset

Claudia Brose
10 min readJun 15, 2022
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Do you sometimes feel like you lost sight of the goal or the bigger picture? What are the next steps?

In those moments I like to turn to Reinhold Messner. You might not know him.

A famous mountaineer and expedition climber, Reinhold Messner is renowned for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen mountain peaks over 8,000 meters (above 26,000 feet) and being the first, with a fellow mountaineer, ever to reach the top of Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, without supplemental oxygen.

I always knew about him, he is a legend in Germany and in the Alpine world, born in the Italian Alps, in South Tyrol, a predominantly German-speaking area. But only when I started reading some of his books, did I realize what he can teach the rest of us about living and working.

Managers, financial experts, and leaders listen regularly to his stories and lessons he shares on stage, on how to stay focused and concentrated, how to build self-confidence, and how to invent and create tasks and…



Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | Get my Newsletter Un-Rush claudiabrose.substack.com