Walter Bonatti

Bonatti on the cover of Paris Match, 196
Bonatti on the cover of Paris Match, 1965

The legendary alpinist passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Imagine, the North Face of the Matterhorn. In winter. Alone. Think of that the next time you have a hill to climb.


  1. I have been reading his autobiography for over a year now. It is organized by chapters that are particular climbs. The recounts are so intense, you can feel the cold, suffering and tragedy required to achieve small victories. It is a good book to savor and pick up at intervals when you can appreciate it most.

    Comment by Brett Macfarlane on October 11, 2011 at 2:15 am

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