'Making A Museum Out of a Mountain'

image_manager__content_rendering_corones_cmyk Cool piece in the NY Times that I recently discovered which dates back to November of 2015. The magnificent mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who calls South Tyrol, Italy his home and became a world-wide sensation when he climbed Mount Everest without using bottled oxygen, has cleverly created six high-altitude museums known as the Messner Mountain Museum. Each museum is its own architectural gem and respectfully devoted to a certain theme Messner identifies with. The Corones Museum (pictured above) is devoted to alpine history and "the supreme discipline of mountaineering" for example. Messner is truly one of a kind and highly decorated with a whole slew of accolades and accomplishments in the outdoors. (To physically show for it, he only has three remaining toes from frostbite). The piece is absolutely a worthwhile read.