Jurgen Schrempp: The Auto Baron
One August day four years ago, while climbing the 3,905-meter Ortler mountain in the Italian Alps, Jurgen Schrempp descended a sheer wall and got stuck. Groping about, he couldn't find a hand- or toehold. He was roped to mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner, the first person to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen. What would happen, Schrempp shouted up, if I fell? I'd catch you, replied Messner, and lower you down. Marvels Messner: "So he jumped."
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