Sir Chris Bonington – and Films

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Image courtesy of Sir Chris Bonington

Image courtesy of Sir Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonington is perhaps the most celebrated climber of his time. He has made first ascents around the globe including as expedition leader of the South Face of Annapurna in 1970 and the South West Face of Everest in 1975, reaching the summit of Everest himself in 1985. Now in his 80s, he is still active and climbing in the mountains. 

Join us for the World Premiere of Bonington: Mountaineer, an intimate journey of one man’s dream where stories of friendship, love, risk, and devastating loss run deep.

Following the film, Sir Chris joins us in conversation with writer and climber, Geoff Powter.

The Summit of Excellence Award will also be presented. 

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Bonington - Mountaineer

Bonington – Mountaineer

80 Mins


Bonington – Mountaineer looks retrospectively at the poignant life of one of the world’s best known mountaineers – Sir Chris Bonington*.  From his early rock climbing days in the UK through to visionary expeditions in the high peaks of the Himalaya, this is an intimate journey of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss. 

*in person attendance

United Kingdom
Brian Hall*
Keith Partridge*
Has subtitles: