Legendary mountain guide, film safety specialist and co-founder of Kendal Mountain Festival.
In his long career, Brian has 40 years of experience at the highest level of climbing to draw from, with expeditions to Nepal, India and Pakistan including Everest (in winter), K2, Jannu, Nuptse, Makalu, Baltoro Kangri, Shivling and Ogre 2 plus peaks in Patagonia, Bolivia and Peru. Brian is also a well travelled rock climber and an expert skier.
With over 25 years experience as a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) he has also acted as technical consultant for leading equipment manufacturers Scarpa (footwear), Grivel (ice climbing), Deuter (packs) and Mountain Equipment (clothing and sleeping bags).
Brian main focus in recent years is his company FILM AND MOUNTAIN LTD (http://wwwfilmandmountain.com ). This provides safety, rigging and location advice on film and photography projects involving climbing, mountaineering, skiing, adventure sports and remote expeditions in extreme and high environments.
Brian’s credits are very extensive and include organizing all of the mountain filming on the BAFTA award winning film "Touching the Void" and it's sequel the Emmy award winning "Beckoning Silence", also "Bridget Jones", the Bond "Die another Day" , "Alien vs Predator" and "Shackleton" Channel 4
Drama in Greenland, and IMAX in the Antarctic.Numerous documentaries credits such as “Wilderness St Kilda”, “Mountain Men”, “Wild Climbs”, “The Face” and “The Edge” in worldwide locations - K2,Matterhorn, Denali, Jordan, Vietnam, South Africa, Canada, USA, Borneo, South Georgia, Everest and of course the UK.
Between its foundation and 2008, Brian co-directed KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL.
- 'Bonington Mountaineeer' just won the Grand Price at Echo Mountain Film Festival. Have you seen it? On DVD via… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- An amazing ascent. See the footage the feature film 'Bonington Mountaineer' on @FilmBonington or on DVD from Amazo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- 'Bonington Mountaineer' wins Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Zakopane Mountain Film Festival. Info and DVD at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…