(Montagne di una vita) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Walter Bonatti

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  • Montagne di una vita
  • Walter Bonatti
  • English
  • 28 March 2018
  • 9780375756405

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characters Montagne di una vita 108 Published for the first time in English The Mountains of My Life collects the classic writings of world famous mountaineer Walter Bonatti and tells the real story of the 1954 controversy over the events on K2 that changed his lifeBonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time a man who continually reset the benchmark of human possibility by ascending routes that others dared not even contemplate He climbed with an audacity and panache that epitomized the pur. In a word Intense Bonatti was among the most talented alpinists of the 20th century He is perhaps most famous for surviving a night out in the open unscathed just below the peak of K2 during the first controversial ascent of that mountain Yet his accomplishments stretch far beyond that Bonatti was a pioneer of light and fast alpine style climbing and did many of his most difficult climbs solo when such a thing was nearly unheard of Giving up climbing at the peak of his ability at age 35 he went on to achieve even greater popular recognition as a photographer The chapters of the book are each dedicated to different climbs Bonnati pushed himself considerably harder with each subseuent climb Some of his accomplishments such as soloing the North Face of the Matterhorn during Winter seem almost inhuman Here he shares his apprehensions the consuming fears and loneliness he experienced but also his extraordinary love and relationship with the mountains Bonatti s account of the tragic disaster at the Central Pillar of Freney is among the most moving wilderness survival writing you may ever come across Originally a party a seven Bonatti describes how caught in an unrelenting storm his companions dropped dead one by one from exhaustion and delirium In the end only he and two others survived Play the game for than you can afford to lose only then will you learn the game is a macho uote often thrown around by mountaineers That price is laid out soberly and very clearly here For mountaineers there is much to learn and absorb here this is a book full of lessons and inspiration to come back and return to time and again For the less adventurous you cannot help but be inspired by Bonatti s adventures His absolute dedication perseverance deep humanity love and genius for his chosen craft are ualities anyone should aspire to and admire

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characters Montagne di una vita 108 Uth American peaks it also tells Bonatti's version of what really happened on the Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2 in 1954 Bonatti's selfless actions helped avert disaster yet in the expedition's aftermath he found himself cast as a scapegoat Part detective story part hair raising adventure part meditation on his craft The Mountains of My Life is as awe inspiring and controversial as its author and is beautifully illustrated with Bonatti's own phot. Me and alpinism are the perfect oxymoron And yet I like so much reading about these kind of books in which adventure perfectly suits with wild life and dangerBonatti was the youngest alpinist of an Italian expedition which was the first in the world to reach the top of Hymalaian K2 in 1954 At that time the success of this expedition was followed a lot by the italian mass medias and public opinion which considered the K2 conuerors like national heroes Walter Bonatti never reached the top of K2 As a youngster he was treated as a local sherpa carrier than as a member of the expedition by his famous companions Lacedelli and CompagnoniSuddenly they abandoned him at than 8000 metres without oxygen or explanations Bonatti survived but his awful experience became like a black spot to clean up in the post K2 climbing tales Further Lacedelli and Compagnoni have always rejected Bonatti s accusationsThe Mountains of my life speaks about the controversial K2 episode but has much to offer Reading at these pages you can feel the love the symbiosis between Bonatti and some of the most known peaks in the world which have been all climbed by him sometimes in unbelievable circumstances

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characters Montagne di una vita 108 Est spirit of alpinism and inspired an entire generation of climbers Jon Krakauer calls him one of my heroes He is not only a mountaineer of astonishing talent and vision but one of the world's most engaging writers about mountaineeringBonatti has also been dogged by controversy and often been at odds with the climbing community The Mountains of My Life not only collects the best of Bonatti's writing telling of adventures in the Alps the Himalayas and little known So. Well written and extremely thrilling accounts of a selection of climbs by Bonatti Since he made me feel as if I were on each mountain with him there now will be no need for me to attempt those summits Bonatti is clearly one of the best mountain climbers who ever lived