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Sir Chris Bonington

Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since.

It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger and led the expedition that made the first ascent of The South Face of Annapurna, the biggest and most difficult climb in the Himalaya at the time. He went on to lead the successful expedition making the first ascent of the South West Face of Everest in 1975 and then reached the summit of Everest himself in 1985 with a Norwegian expedition. He is still active in the mountains climbing with the same enthusiasm as he had at the beginning.

He has written 17 books, fronted numerous television programmes and has lectured to the public and corporate audiences all over the world. He received a knighthood in 1996 for services to mountaineering, was president of the Council for National Parks for 8 years and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Berghaus.

In 2015 our Patron Sir Chris Bonington received one of the most prestigious awards in mountaineering- the Piolet d'Or Career. This lifetime achievement award is now in its seventh year and was created to reward mountaineers who have inspired successive generations.

His new book 'Ascent- A life spent climbing on the edge' will be published in September 2017

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Opportunities to see Sir Chris Bonington

17.30 - 19.00 Thursday 16th

Opening Celebration

Join us on Thursday 16th November to celebrate our unique, community focussed opening event for Kendal Mountain Festival 2017. Presented by Columbia and fun for all the family and completely free!

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FREE
18.30 - 20.30 Friday 17th

European Film Première - Bonington: Mountaineer

Stories of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss run deep through this intimate journey of one man’s dream.

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th

Sir Chris Bonington - Ascent - A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge

Mountaineering legend and icon Sir Chris Bonington examines his life and share tales of triumph and tragedy. A truly inspirational journey.

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