~ A Mountaineering Legend ~
Ibex Expeditions pays homage to Walter Bonatti, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, who pioneered some of the most difficult and breathtaking climbs on the earth’s tallest mountains, often alone, died September 13th in Rome. He was 81.
This image of Walter ( on the left ) was taken during the 150th Anniversary of the Alpine Club in the Swiss Alps and his passing away a few days ago leaves a void in the world of mountaineering. On The right is another superb mountaineer from UK - Steven Venables - the previous President of the Alpine Club of UK and at centre is Mandip Singh Soin, Director and Founder, Ibex Expeditions India Pvt. Ltd.
Walter Bonatti's achievements include some well known climbs like:
The north face of the Grandes Jorasses (1949)
The east face of Grand Capucin (1951)
The north faces of Tre Cime di Lavaredo in winter (1953)
The southwest pillar of the Aiguille du Dru (The Bonatti pillar) (1955)
Grand Pilier d'Angle (with Tito Gobbi) (1957)
Gasherbrum IV: First Ever Ascent (1958)
The Red Pillar of Brouillard (1959)
Rondoy North - Patagonia (1961)
The north face of the Grandes Jorasses in winter (1963)
The north face of the Matterhorn: solo and in winter (1965)
A true legend of his time, Walter Bonatti will be remembered as a pioneer of mountaineering activities of his times.