23 May, 2012

Bruno Detassis

Bruno Detassis (1910 - 2008) was an Italian mountaineer, "author" of over 200 new routes, guide, manager of the Brentei Refuge for decades with his name especially linked to the Brenta Dolomites .
 Bruno Detassis, with beret, as any mountaineer should wear!
Born to a working class family, he worked as an apprentice and attended night classes. At 16 years he was a team leader, climbing the normal route of Paganella and at 18 he scaled Campanile Basso for the first time. He then chose to devote himself completely to the mountains.
He became a mountaineering instructor at the Alpine Aosta Military School.
In 1943 Detassis was taken prisoner by the Germans and deported to the Oerbke concentration camp, from which he was liberated by the Americans in April 1945.
In 1949 he was entrusted to manage the Brentei Refuge: he would do so for decades, with his wife and children ïthe and Claudio.
Bruno Detassis died on May 8, 2008 in Madonna di Campiglio, at the age of 97 years.

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