The Mountains of My Life by Walter Bonatti
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The Mountains of My Life collects Walter Bonatti's classic writings detailing his exploits on numerous expeditions to different mountains of the world, as well as the real story behind the controversy over the events on K2 that changed his life. Bonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, and these awe-inspiring writings capture the adventure, audacity and magnitude of his craft.
 

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Walter Bonatti was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1930. A well-known photographer and the author of over a dozen books on climbing, he received the French Legion d'Honneur for his heroic rescue of two fellow climbers on an expedition in which four others perished. He lives in Italy.
 
Published March 6, 2001 by Modern Library. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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Each peak is big or small, generous or mean, in proportion to what we offer it and what we ask of it.” Much of the book is given over to documents relating to Bonatti’s ill-fated climb of the Himalayan peak K2 in 1954, which, he notes with considerable understatement, “turned out to be more compl...

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