Lino Lacedelli visited K2's BC during the 50th anniversary of the first ascent. He called Bonatti from BC, but Walter refused to answer the phone. Image onf Lacedelli in K2's BC courtesy of PlanetMountain/Scoiatolli K2 expedition 2004 (click to enlarge).
File image of Lacedelli and Compagnoni on their summit push in 1954, coutesy of Scoiatolli K2 expedition 2004.
Recent image of Walter Bonatti, who has not forgotten neither forgiven 5 decades of humilliation and lies. Image courtesy of Mountain-bookshop.de.
50 years of silence: Lino Lacedelli confess the truth about K2 conquest and Walter Bonatti, part 2 final
Posted: Jun 23, 2006 01:58 pm EDT
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(K2Climb.net) Walter Bonatti always claimed Lino Lacedelli and Aquille Compagnoni left him abandoned at 8100m the night before they reached the summit on K2. For 50 years, team members kept repeating an official version and condemned Bonatti to isolation. Defamed and rarely mentioned, the climber took revenge in his own way: Solo climbs, first ascents, new technical routes all over the world, elegance in the itineraries and methods, Bonatti proved without a shadow of doubt that he was one of the best climbers of his time....
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