Walter Bonatti, goodbye

Report by Planet Mountain
Wednesday 14th September 2011
Last night Walter Bonatti passed away. He was 81 years old and one of the greatest legends of alpinism of all times.

The great family of alpinists has lost a father today. Last night Walter Bonatti passed away, the alpinist who perhaps more than anyone else marked and guided the last 60 years of world alpinism. Born in Bergamo on 22 June 1930, Bonatti left an indelible trace on alpinism from an early age thanks to his hallmark style, pure, clean and fast, often in winter, which distinguished him from the outset and which he remained true to right to the end.

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