|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||29°58' 01°51 Asc. 21°03'|
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.
- spousal equivalent relationship with Podestà, Rossana (born 20 June 1934). Notes: 1981 – 13 September 2011
Didier Geslain archive, 'b' pdf file, p. 245.
- Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Mountain climber)
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist