The series of the great 19th century mountaineers continues: after Dülfer, Preuss, Mallory there are Emilio Comici, Giusto Gervasutti, Hermann Buhl.
Emilio Comici (Trieste 21/2/1901; Val Lunga 19/10/1940)
He was an important figure in the 1930s and in 1940s, because, together with other mountaineers he represented the Italian response to the German endeavors, in the period in which the VI grade was the top of the Scale as regards the difficulties.
Great mountaineer, he is still remembered for his harmonious performances, reported in his book “Alpinismo eroico” (="Heroic Mountaineering").
Giusto Gervasutti (Cervignano del Friuli 17/4/1909; Mont Blanc du Tacul 16/11/1946)
Nicknamed “Il Fortissimo” (="The Strong"), he was one of the outstanding European mountaineers.
Tireless explorer of mountains and massifs, he performed great exploits, that even now would be considered remarkable.
Hermann Buhl (Innsbruck 21/9/1924; Chogolisa 27/6/1957)
Buhl is the solitary winner of the Nanga Parbat (8125 meters). Seven expeditions before that time were defeated by such mountain.
«Hermann Buhl was a rocket of pure energy, whose fate wouldn't live for a long time» these were the words said by Reinhold Messner about him.