b. Villach (Carinthia), March 16, 1932. Mountain climber, filmmaker and writer on the subject of mountains and climbing. In addition to extremely difficult Alpine climbs, has climbed several mountains over 8,000m; also participated in 2 first ascents (June 9, 1957: Broad Peak in the Karakorum, 8057 m, together with H. Buhl; May 13, 1960: Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas, 8167 m).
Publications#Gipfel und Gefaehrten, 1974; K 2, Traum und Schicksal, 1989; Gipfel und Geheimnisse, 1991.
Literature#Bergwelt Alpin 30 (1992), part 3.