Oliviero Bellinzani, an 59-year-old Italian climber with one leg also known as “the Winged Man” , died on Friday after a fall. He was climbing on the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland.
Mr Bellinzani had lost his leg in a car crash in 1977.
His sport feats were widely publicized on the Net and on the social networks.
Mr Bellinzani’s death was confirmed by the Italian Alps Club.