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Chris Bonington's Everest
Sir Chris Bonington

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781841882307
Price : 1,125

About the book
May 29, 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the first climbing of Mount Everest. Chris Bonington was the first to scale Everest 'the hard way' - by the south-west ridge - and he has taken part in three other expeditions. No other mountaineer, writer or photographer has as much experience of Everest. His last climb, in 1985 at 50, was a personal summit. Here he tells the story of his attempts on Everest, the triumphs and the tragedies, illustrated from his own archive of photographs and diaries of other climbers.

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'Chris Bonington's Everest is a powerful introduction to the world of mountaineering and a fitting tribute to a magnificent mountain and the heroic climbers who try to reach its summit. Backed up with solid accounts and stuning photography recounting seminal moments in the mountain's history, this is an epic read about the triumphs of a great man who stands as an icon of British mountaineering. Sir Chris, we salute you.'
     
Sir Chris Bonington
Chris Bonington has taken part in 19 Himalayan expeditions and combined a career as a mountaineer with the writing of fifteen books, four of which were about Everest. Sir Chris was knighted in 1992 fo...(+)
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