An evening with Chris Bonington

Starting in: 19 Days 11 Hours 21 Mins
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Join us on Friday, October 13 for an evening with Britain’s greatest mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington, discussing his life story and his extraordinary six decade career climbing peaks across all continents.

Chris will be discussing his new book Ascent with The Times’ science editor, Tom Whipple, charting his childhood, the start of his love affair with the outdoors and what it takes to fund-raise, organise and then lead major climbing expeditions.

Chris has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. He will be discussing many daring climbs, near-death adventures, and the many luminaries of the mountain fraternity he has climbed with.

Ascent will also shine a light on the personal side of Sir Chris Bonington’s life and career. His wife has recently passed away after a long battle with motor neuron disease and having now spent time grieving a wife of nearly fifty years, Chris now feels ready to write his full memoirs of his life with Wendy, their struggles and triumphs, and, her final battle against a cruel disease she couldn’t beat. His many years of caring for her, and then in his twilight years finding love again amidst the sadness and grief is a truly inspirational tale.

Copies of Ascent, released in hardback on October 19, will be available to purchase at the event and guests will also have the opportunity to meet Chris and get their books signed at the end of the evening.

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