Claudio Corti is best known as the only survivor of the 1957 epic on the Eiger described in Jack Olsen's book Climb Up To Hell. Recently Mike James (father of Alan) dug out an old climbing journal from 1963 in which he described his ascent of the North Face of the Piz Badile in the company of Claudio Corti. The epic they endured on this ascent puts an interesting historical perspective on Corti's tarnished reputation as an Alpine climber...
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