Walter Bonatti

Walter Bonatti

We [climbers] demonstrate in the most stunning way of all - at the risk of our lives - that there is no limit to the effort man can demand of himself. This quality is the basis of all human achievementit can never be proved enough. I consider that we climbers - that I - serve all humanity. We prove that there is no limit to what man can do.More Walter Bonatti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mountains have rules. they are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul.More Walter Bonatti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, the value of a climb is the sum of three inseparable elements, all equally important: aesthetics, history, and ethics. Together they form the whole basis of my concept of alpinism. Some people see no more in climbing mountains than an escape from the harsh realities of modern times. This is not only uninformed but unfair. I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty.More Walter Bonatti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always been incapable of accepting fate, and I've always refused to die, and that has helped me to survive.More Walter Bonatti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty.More Walter Bonatti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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