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The MMM Corones is the sixth and final installment in a series of mountain-top museums curated by legendary Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who famously made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and was the first climber to ascend the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000 meters.

The striking 10,700-square-foot Messner Mountain Museum Corones is located 7,500 feet above sea level and accessible via cable car from within the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy. Each museum in the MMM series is created to educate the public on mountaineering, mountain geology, traditions, culture, and more. ”The theme is rock and the great faces; the original, traditional mountain climbing is to rise again here. The particular thing about this museum is the combination of the location, the view, and the architecture,” says Messner in a press release.

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