Bonatti, Walter

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Bonatti, Walter Gender: M
Walter Mauro Bonatti
born on 22 June 1930 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Bergamo, Italy, 45n41, 9e43
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°03'

Walter Bonatti (at left, with Erich Abram at base camp during the K2 expedition 1954)


Italian mountain climber, explorer and journalist.

He was noted for his many climbing achievements, including a solo climb of a new route on the south-west pillar of the Aiguille du Dru in August 1955, the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958 and in 1965 the first solo climb in winter of the North face of the Matterhorn on the mountain's centenary year of its first ascent.

Immediately after his extraordinary solo climb on the Matterhorn Bonatti announced his retirement from professional climbing at the age of 35 and after 17 years of climbing activity. He authored many mountaineering books and spent the remainder of his career travelling off the beaten track as a reporter for the Italian magazine Epoca.

He died on 13 September 2011 of pancreatic cancer in Rome aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spousal equivalent relationship with Podestà, Rossana (born 20 June 1934). Notes: 1981 – 13 September 2011


  • Death by Disease 13 September 2011 (Pancreatic cancer, age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'b' pdf file, p. 245.


  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Mountain climber)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist