Reinhold Messner welcomed at City Hall
World mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner was welcomed yesterday evening at the Civic Palace in Lugano by Mayor Michele Foletti, deputy mayor Roberto Badaracco and city council members Lorenzo Quadri and Cristina Zanini Barzaghi. "Messner," a statement issued by City Hall highlighted
During the gathering, Messner emphasized that mountaineering is much more than a performance record, a technical feat or a collection of unattainable peaks, but is first and foremost a cultural fact since "man is measured against the wilderness, in complete freedom and reaches a deeper knowledge of oneself and human nature."
The famous mountaineer was the guest speaker at a charity event held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, which was organized by the Mani per il Nepal Association, during which a documentary film was presented dedicated to the unforgettable Walter Bonatti, with whom Messner was united by deep esteem and friendship.