This story presented by Brandler is a tragic event in the history of European alpinism: it's the attempt made in July 1961 by a french-italian group in order to climb Freney peak, in Mont Blanc massif. The expedition was composed by the frenchmen Pierre Mazaud, Robert Guillaume, Pierre Kohlmann and Antoine Vieille and by the italians Walter Bonatti, Andrea Oggioni e Roberto Gallieni. The groups arrived separatly to the camp of Col de la Fourche, but with the same aim. They united by chance to conquest the famous peak. The attempt is crushed by bad wheather and, during the descent, three French and an Italian will die (Kohlmann, Guillaume, Vieille and Oggioni). To reconstruct the tragedy, Lother Brandler was helped by Mazeaud and by some german alpinists that played the protagonists of this page of alpinism.