The legends of alpinism in the newsstand: first number w of walter

Mythical peaks, unforgettable moments and legendary expeditions that have made the history of mountaineering and perhaps of the world. «Stories of men and mountains" the collection of La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere della Sera opens with the precious documentary by Rossana Podestà and Paola Nessi W of Walter, for the first time available on dvd. In the collection the feats of Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Jerzy Kukuczka, Simone Moro, David Lama, Hervé Barmasse and so many other great climbers, around the world to conquer the highest peaks, enjoy nature and overcome their limits.

You can purchase the entire collection or a single number here

Unseen footage

DVDs contain rare and unseen footage and are often valuable and evocative documentary evidence, as in the rare film restored by the British Film Institute that broadcasts the first images about life in Tibet captured by westerners in the legendary attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1924, or how, the Cineteca of CAI for the first time available to the public.


After W of Walter, unique stories, unpublished interviews and unparalleled views continue with the second number, for the first time available in Italian, Messner – the movie, which traces the great feats and expeditions of the mountaineer from the Alto Adige, reconstructing his man's profile through interviews with brothers and friends.

Cerro Torre

The third number is dedicated to Cerro Torre with the first ascent of Via del Compressore, by David Lama. The movie is sponsored by Red Bull and its powerful media, it is a strong visual and emotional impact.

The adventures continue in dvd to dvd at the discovery of Everest, the Matterhorn, Gasherbrum IV and many other peaks. The first number W of Walter is on newsstands with La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere della Sera from Friday 20 at 10.99 euros. Follow the other every week at the same price. Unforgettable stories of great climbers and great mountains with rare and precious footage on newsstands with newspapers from February 20.

W of Walter is the movie that Rossana Podestà has dedicated to Walter Bonatti, his partner in life. The ex actress met his love in Rome in an almost incidentally encounter, an appointment to the ara coeli quite funny (read here for more information). The two have shared 30 years of life and experiences, many of which are told in this documentary film. The film is about the most intimate Bonatti, the man lived by Rossana, his life partner. Along with amazing and absolutely unpublished 16 mm footage rediscovered in the Bonatti's garage, the film also has trips of Walter and Rossana in the mountains and deserts of the world, the last had a few months earlier after his death.

The film came from a total immersion into the world of Walter and his special "way of being" who did he become an example not only for climbers. Two months of work for Rossana, together with Director Paola Nessi, in her beautiful home in Dubino that she and Walter had built together. It can't have been easy for Rossana Podestà to face this trip down memory lane. "W of Walter" is somehow part of his life, an act of love for Walter Bonatti and a gift to all who knew and admired him.

Video by Vinicio Stefanello ( & Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for the Piolets d'Or 2012. Courmayeur, Chamonix – Mont Blanc.




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