Chris Bonington

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Sir Chris Bonington
Sir Christian John Storey Bonington (born August 6 1934 in Hampstead), is a British mountaineer. He was educated at University College School in Hampstead, London and is one of the world's most experienced and successful mountaineers. In 1996, he was knighted for his services to the sport. His career has included nineteen expeditions to the Himalaya, including four to Mount Everest and the first ascent of the south face of Annapurna. He has written fifteen books, made many television appearances, and received many honours, including, in January 2005, the chancellorship of Lancaster University in succession to Princess Alexandra of Kent.
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Notable Climbs

  • 1961 Central Pillar of Freney, Mont Blanc (First Ascent) with Ian Clough
  • 1962 North Wall of the Eiger (First British Ascent); Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia (First Ascent)
  • 1966 Old Man of Hoy (First Ascent)
  • 1970 Annapurna South Face Expedition (Leader)
  • 1972 British Everest Expedition (Leader)
  • 1973 Brammah (6411m) (First Ascent)
  • 1974 Changabang, Garhwal Himalaya (6864m) (First Ascent)
  • 1975 British South West Face of Everest Expedition (Leader), Ogre (7284m) (Leader) with Doug Scott; British K2 Expedition to West Face K2.
  • 1981 Kongur Tagh (7719m) (first ascent)
  • 1982 British Everest Expedition, North East Ridge (Leader)
  • 1983 West Summit of Shivling, Gangroti (6501m) (First Ascent)
  • 1983 Vinson Massif (4897m) (First British Ascent - solo)
  • 1985 Ascent of Mount Everest (8850m) as member of Norwegian Everest Expedition

Bibliography

  • I Chose to Climb (Gollancz) 1966
  • Annapurna South Face (Cassell) 1970 (dedicated to the memory of Ian Clough, who was killed after the ascent)
  • The Next Horizon (Gollancz) 1972
  • Everest South West Face (Hodder and Stoughton) 1973
  • Changabang (Heinemann)1974
  • Everest the Hard Way (Hodder and Stoughton) 1976
  • Quest for Adventure (Hodder and Stoughton) 1981
  • Kongur: China's Elusive Summit (Hodder and Stoughton) 1982
  • Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge (with Dr Charles Clarke) (Hodder and Stoughton) 1983
  • The Everest Years (Hodder and Stoughton) 1986
  • Mountaineer - Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks (Hodder and Stoughton) 1989
  • The Climbers (BBC Books and Hodder and Stoughton) 1992
  • Sea, Ice and Rock (with Robin Knox-Johnston) (Hodder and Stoughton) 1992
  • Great Climbs (Ed with Audrey Salkeld) (Reed Illustrated Books) 1994
  • Tibet's Secret Mountain, the Triumph of Sepu Kangri (with Dr Charles Clarke) (Weidenfield and Nicholson) 1999
  • Boundless Horizons (Weidenfield and Nicholson) 2000

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