Join legendary mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and his fellow climbing friends on Wednesday 11th February for a celebration of his climbing life. Held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Chris will be in conversation with former Mountain Heritage Trust Chair, Julie Summers, discussing his life and career amongst the mountains.
Over six decades, Chris has been climbing the most challenging peaks in the world. His achievements include his ground-breaking first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger (1962), leading the expeditions that made the first ascents of Annapurna South Face (1970) and Everest South West Face (1975) to the first ascent of the Ogre in Pakistan (1977) with Doug Scott.
Since then, he has climbed all over the world. Not only has Chris been widely recognized as one of our greatest mountaineers, making an enormous contribution to British climbing and mountaineering, he is also a prolific photographer and author.
For the evening talk, Chris will be joined by special guests: Robin Knox-Johnson, Doug Scott, Charles Clarke, Mike Thompson, Jim Fotheringham, Paul Ross, John Porter and Rupert Bonington. Who together, span Chris’s 65 years on rock, snow and ice and have shared with him triumph and tragedy.
The evening is generously sponsored by Berghaus, and takes place from 6.30-8.30pm.
Tickets are £25 per person.
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