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Walter Bonatti took leave yesterday of the world for the second time. He did it in his house of Rome, far from his first goodbye. That was in 1965 when, after scaling the North face of the Cervino, it hung crampones and piolets in the top of his art. It was 35 years old, it had scaled everything, even those reserved challenges to future generations. It was a genius of the mountain climbing rather more and than that.

Among others many virtues, incarnated the pure mountain climbing, the incorruptible mountain climbing. There are them admire to the Bonatti, that could with the Southwestern Pillar of the Dru in 1955 and with Gasherbrum IV, three years later; there are them admire them because he was the man who did the impossible thing to save from his six companions in the South face of Mont Blanc, retiring of the Pillar of the Frney in a horrible fight to survive. But it is possible to admire something in Walter Bonatti (Italy, 1930-2011) is his extraordinary spirit of adventure and his enormous culture, value that allowed skin mudar him when the one of mountain climber it was consumed. Source of the news: : The second goodbye of Walter Bonatti