09/08/2009 17:00:00

Words by tcsh

Riccardo Cassin, 1909 - 2009

Riccardo Cassin, one of the legends of 20th century mountaineering sadly passed away on the 6th August, aged 100.Along with putting up numerous new routes in the Dolomites, he made the first ascent of the Walker Spur on the Grand Jorasses in 1938, along with first ascents of South Face of Denali and Jirishanca's West Face in the 1950's. A legendary climber and an inspiration to many.Riccardo Cassin, 1909 - 2009

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