Carl Fatti

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Hilton
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Carl Fatti

Post by Hilton » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:26 pm

What a great man Carl Fatti was. He was such an accomplished climber and medical specialist, and more importantly he was such a high-quality human being. I was shocked and saddened to learn that he had been killed in a climbing accident on Sunday 12 January at Muizenberg.

Carl had a huge influence on me and my brothers David and John when we started climbing in the mid-seventies. We were enthralled with the stories of Carl and Paul making the 6th ascent of the Troll Wall in Norway in 1970. Of Carl and his pals charging around Torres del Paine in 71/71 and making all sorts of fantastic forays and ascents (that led later to the SA ascent of the East Face of the Central Tower of Paine). And of Carl and his partners doing many great rock climbs in the Transvaal and Drakensberg. Without knowing it Carl played a big role in the psyche and motivation of the Davies brothers - including in Torres del Paine.

I don't know enough about the ascents (and the attempts!) of Carl and would love to know more and would be grateful to see additions here.

To my dear friend Paul, to Carl's widow and daughter, and to Carl's extended family and close friends - my deepest sympathies for your profound loss. Love, Hilton

SNORT
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Re: Carl Fatti

Post by SNORT » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:22 am

Am heading out to Harold Porter for Carl Memorial and leaving here at 12. Anyone need a ride. Can meet at my place or at the UCT parking at the entrance to Rhodes Mem at 12.15. Coming back at 3 or 315.

DeanVDM
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Re: Carl Fatti

Post by DeanVDM » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:55 pm

Met Carl on two MCSA expeditions. Will miss his kindness and his gentle approach which is such a contrast vs the testosterone and aggression filled approach we see too much of in the mountaineering community nowadays. RIP

Dug up some pics from a Kyrgystan expedition in 2007:
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... and will remember when he took off his boots' shoelaces when he did not have any purssics.
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SNORT
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Re: Carl Fatti

Post by SNORT » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm

I got no pics of Carl. Please post those who have.

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