Nanga Parbat Discovery Deepens Reinhold Messner Mystery

The discovery of a leather boot and body on Nanga Parbat has only deepened the controvery whether climbing legend Reinhold Messner abandoned his 24-year-old brother Gunther 30 years ago.

The controversy swirls around the claims that Gunther was found on lower parts of Diamir glacier thus confirming Reinhold’s account of what happened. However the body was quickly cremated and the leather shoe that was said to have been found does not match the reports that a plastic shoe was found on the climber on the glacier.

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