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Jun 23, 2006, 12:54 PM
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K2: The truth comes out, 52 years too late.
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It would seem selfish glory hunting is not confined to fee paying clients on Everest. Bonatti was right; Lacedelli confesses. This story from Explorers Web is in two parts. Part One, and Part Two


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I found it interesting that the original book in Italian came out in 2004, and yet in 2006 this is considered "news" (no offense meant to socialclimber).

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It's news to me. :)


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What is it about mountaineering that makes people leave their partners to die?

At least he came clean.


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What is it about mountaineering that makes people leave their partners to die?

At least he came clean.


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Bonatti was a bad muthafuyer in his prime. The stuff most of us spray about on chatboards as our finest achievements in the mountains were the sort of things he would do on a rest day.


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I found it interesting that the original book in Italian came out in 2004, and yet in 2006 this is considered "news"

More interesting is that there is no english translation yet!


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More interesting also is that the only thing that Lacedelli "confessed" was that Bonatti was somehow mistreated by Compagnoni (which is something that everyone knew, and is not the key issue of the story). But he still maintains that they reached the the summit without oxygen, as their bottles had run out some 200 mts. below the top.


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