In December 1982 on the Cho Oyu South-East face together with Reinhold Messner there was a young twenty-six shy mountaineer who gained in a few days the confidence of Reinhold. He had already shown his qualities of climbers on the Alps. His parents are farmers and he is the youngest of six sons. His name is Hans Kammerlander and he started to climb on the mountains near his house, the Dolomites, using minimal equipment. Later he moved to far mountains undertaking risky ventures like crossing Gasherbrum I e II (1984) and opening a new route on Annapurna (1985). In 1993 he climbed Shivling, in 2003 the forbidding South face of Nuptse Est and in 2007, together with Karl Unterkircher, he reached the top of Jasemba. Today, that shy boy has become one of the well-known alpinists of the world.