At the Alpine Curiosa museum – a small former mountaineers’ lodge at the foot of the Ortles in Solda – Reinhold Messner uses curiosities to tell the story of Alpinism from a highly personal perspective. The Museum for the Ortles area guides visitors through the 100-year history of tourism in the Ortles region, while the Messner Mountain Museum in Solda is devoted to the subject of ice. Alpine mountaineer Reinhold Messner regales visitors with tales of the “Terrors of Ice and Darkness”, abominable snowmen, white-outs and the third pole.