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Legendary mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, who only a few months ago repeated his climb of The Old Man of Hoy (a 449ft pillar of stone in the Orkneys) just after his 80th birthday, will be in conversation with his fellow climbing and exploring friends on Wednesday 11th February 7 – 9pm at the Royal Geographical Society, London, in association with the Mountain Heritage Trust.

Over six decades, Chris Bonington has been a trail blazer, 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. He will be joined by climbing and exploring friends and family, including 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 event will be compered by writer Julie Summers, former chair of the Mountain Heritage Trust and great-niece of 1924 Everest climber, Sandy Irvine. The evening is generously sponsored by Berghaus.

Tickets £25

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