The Mountains of My Life

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Title:The Mountains of My Life

ISBN:9780141192918

Author:Walter Bonatti

Editor:Robert Marshall

Publisher:Penguin Books India

Publish Year:2010

Edition:Reprint Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Autobiography / Memoirs | Mountaineering

Language:English

Pages:442

Size:128 x 197 x 22 mm

Weight(gms):384

Price:USD 13.88

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  • The Mountains of My Life is the breath taking collection of walter Bonatti’s classic writings, detailing a life on the world’s toughest ascents. He describes the staggeringly basic equipment he used and the fear, joy and serenity he finds on these darling climbs, as well as the importance of finding his courage and challenging himself. Included here too is the real story behind the feuds and controversy that were sparked by the k2 ascent that changed his life. Bonatti, one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, perfectly captures here in this awe-inspiring and passionate work the adventure, tragedy and sheer magnitude of his craft.

    Walter Bonatti

    Walter Bonatti (22 June 1930 in Bergamo – 13 September 2011 in Rome) was an Italian mountain climber, explorer and journalist. He was noted for his many climbing achievements, including a solo climb of a new route on the south-west pillar of the Aiguille du Dru in August 1955, the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958 and in 1965 the first solo climb in winter of the North face of the Matterhorn on the mountain's centenary year of its first ascent. Immediately after his extraordinary solo climb on the Matterhorn Bonatti announced his retirement from professional climbing at the age of 35 and after only 17 years of climbing activity. He authored many mountaineering books and spent the remainder of his career travelling off the beaten track as a reporter for the Italian magazine Epoca. He died on the 13 September 2011 of pancreatic cancer in Rome aged 81, and was survived by his life partner, the actress Rossana Podestà. Famed for his climbing panache, he pioneered little known and technically difficult climbs in the Alps, Himalayas and Patagonia.
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