Peter Habeler

Peter Habeler

World famous mountain climber & Mayrhofen"s Mountain Professor

Under the motto, "Everyone has their own personal Everest", Peter feels that everyone should look for new challenges in the hiking world, according to their own mental and physical state.The essential thing is to conquer your inner demons and find a challenge that is within your reach. It doesn"t matter how high the summit is you"re aiming for, it"s all about creating your own personal Everest. Respect for nature and knowing your own limitations are crucial in this context.

The most beautiful peaks are at home

Peter Habeler has conquered an impressive five eight thousand metre peaks during his mountaineering career. His greatest passion, however, remains with the mountains of Zillertal and he conveys that enthusiasm well to guests of his Alpine and Ski School.


Many people go to great lengths to achieve their climbing dream, buy expensive equipment and make endlessly long journeys. It is so much easier for Peter Habeler. He is a passionate walker. "Walking", says the famous mountain climber, "is the measure of all things for me. It"s medative.“


Together with Reinhold Messner in 1974, he climbed the North Face of the Eiger in record time. The undisputed high point of his career was in 1978 when he made the very first Mount Everest ascent without oxygen supplies, accompanied again by Messner. Further legendary summits such as the Nanga Parbat and a total of five eight thousand metre peaks followed.  

Close ties to home

Classic mountain climbing in the local mountains such as Große Möseler, Große Löffler and the Olperer are still unforgettable experiences for him today. He also loves simpler tours, which allow guests to experience all the charm of his native mountains.


The Zillertaler High Trail from the Berlin Hut to the Geraer Hut is one of the most beautiful crossings of the Eastern Alps for him. Walking through the magnificent high alpine landscapes of the Main Alpine Ridge and meeting marmots and ibex goats on the way can also be an impressive high point of an alpine tour. Not forgetting of course, the welcoming mountain huts you will find on your way.


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Tips from a pro


  • For ambitious climbers Peter Habeler recommends the 3,087 metre high Zsigmondyspitze, which can be reached from the Berliner Hut on the south west side. Its" distinctive profile is reminiscent of the famous Matterhorn.
  •  A real insider tip is the 3,418 metre high Turnerkamp, which is seldom climbed and has sections in levels 3 and 4 of climbing difficulty. Your efforts will be rewarded with fantastic views from the top.


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