/ NEW ARTICLE: Epic on the Badile by Mike James
Read more: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=306
Excellent article. Very worthwhile.
Very interesting, seems that some of the recent history may be wrong in that article but need to contact some people and finish the Villan book to see if there is anything in there that throws light on it.
Whillans said Corti took up guiding and was very competent when he was climbing with him in the dolomites.
> Whillans said Corti took up guiding and was very competent when he was climbing with him in the dolomites.
I'd be very interested to hear any new information you have. My father only encountered him on this one trip so his memory will certainly not reflect what sort of climber Corti turned into as he got older.
Really interesting and excellent article. Thanks Alan (and thanks to Mike, too).
Nice article. I remembered reading about this before and found an old 1982 Penguin paperback in my bookcase - 'Peaks, Passes and Glaciers - selections from the Alpine Journal'. This has an article by Ian Clough (A Storm on the Badile) with another description of the same epic.
It's also well worth reading though rather dated by the comment during the night after the storm - 'Our previously gay little party would be engaged in a grim struggle in the morning'.
Thanks, I have now updated the article.
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He would be around 70 years old so that does sound a bit energetic.
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