Walter Bonatti Dies aged 81

One of the legends of world climbing, Walter Bonatti, has died on Tuesday 13th September in Rome aged 81.

Bonatti was destined for stardom from an early age. By 19 he had already made significant ascents and new routes in the Bregaglia and Dolomites, and shot to relative fame with the third ascent of the West Face of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey and a very early repeat of the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses.

Read a full obituary by Lindsay Griffin on the BMC web site

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