Shisha Pangma. Reinhold Messner climbed his eighth 8000er during the pre-monsoon season. He and his fellow South-Tyrolean, Friedl Mutschlechner, reached the summit (8012 meters, 26,286 feet) from the Tibetan side. Also members of the expedition were the Germans Dr. Oswald Ölz and Gerd Baur. Further details are not known at this time.