Between sky and earth

There are lives that are marked by a special destiny, personalities that have traversed a middle land, closer to the sky the others. They are explorers of sacred mountains, witnesses of extraordinary experiences.

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    Walter Bonatti
    Courmayeur at the end of the 60’s was a small mountain town. I had begin to win a few races and I would train skiing in fresh powder with a person that was trying to conquer the tallest peaks: Walter Bonatti. We were visionaries, looking for the absolute. We...
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    Walter Bonatti
    The backpack is my home, my caravan, what you want. Just like a snail's shell. Inside there's everything I need, having it beside me is my security, a psychological refuge. When you measure yourself with nature, you never win. It's crazy to say I won such face, I conquered...
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    Mont Blanc 1816
    The Mont Blanc yet gleams on high - the power is there The still and solemn power of many sights, And many sounds, and much of life and death. In the calm darkness of the moonless night, In the lone glare of day, the snow descend Upon the Mountain;...
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    My climb of the Mont Blanc in 1838
    ...Such is the view from the top of Mont Blanc, that togetherness, so imposing, more radiant to the sun light. The sky, it was of a gloomy azure, from our head it lightened till becoming plain blue over the horizon: but the colours were so fused in to one...
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    Sunset on the Mont Blanc 1873
    Leslie Stephen father of Virginia Woolf reached the peak of Mont Blanc in 1873 to admire the sunset, and wrote in his book The playground of Europe : "The snow at our feet was glowing with rich light, and the shadows in our footsteps a vivid green by the contrast....
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