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In the book, Reinhold Messner frequently considers why he climbs mountains. What do these thoughts about challenging himself, facing his fears, and being the first to reach Everest's summit while climbing solo tell us about Messner's personality? Do you think there is anything he does not fully understand about himself or about what is most important in life?

At the end of the book, Messner does not mention what happens between him and Nena Holquin. Do you think they stayed together? How would you describe their relationship and the ways they interact with each other?

Messner is worried about the potential impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Himalayas. How would you describe his attitude toward the region and its people. Do his impressions seem in any way contradictory or problematic, coming as they do from an outsider?

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