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Sir Chris Bonington’s memoir Ascent charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world but also the struggles he has faced in his personal life bringing up a family and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains.
Chris also discusses his first wife Wendy, who tragically passed away after a long battle with motor neurone disease. He has now found love again amidst the sadness and grief; it is a truly inspirational tale.
Ascent is a memoir like no other, from one of Britain’s greatest climbers. Not only is it a cerebral narrative on what it takes to conquer fear, but also how one overcomes emotional obstacles too and rediscover what drives us on to happiness. Read more…
Bonington | Mountaineer (2016)
Revised 2016 edition, five new chapters, with foreword by Leo Houlding.
Bonington | Mountaineer [DVD]
This film looks retrospectively, from Chris’ rock-climbing days in the UK through to visionary ascents on the high peaks of the Himalaya and shares the remarkable and poignant life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers.
Extras including: 6 shorts of ‘In conversation with Chris Bonington’ / John Porter Interview / The Eiger Direct story, 1966
Produced and directed by: Brian Hall & Keith Partridge
Running time main feature: 80 mins
Format: PAL 16:9 / Region 2
With support from Berghaus.
Annapurna South Face
Once again, long out of print, now printed in India, the story of the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna.
Everest the Hard Way [DVD]
A DVD, made from the original BBC TV film, of the first ascent of the South-West face of Everest. Four men reached the summit, but the expedition had its tragedies too; the raw emotions of triumph and despair are displayed in this film, which remains fresh and vibrant after more than 35 years.
Everest the Hard Way
Long out of print, now printed in India, the story of the historic first ascent of the South-West Face of Everest.
Trust is Earned
High-quality poster-sized prints (59cm x 42cm. Trust is Earned: Chris Bonington and Doug Scott relaxing happily after an enjoyable climb together.
Crawling Down the Ogre
High-quality poster-sized print (59cm x 42cm.Crawling Down the Ogre: Doug Scott and Clive Rowland crawling down the Ogre after Doug broke both his legs.
I Chose to Climb
This is the first volume of Chris’s autobiography, first published in 1966. It tells the story of his introduction to climbing and his growing awareness that he wanted to spend his life climbing, rather than just assigning it to a spare-time hobby. The book ends with the story of the successful ascent of the Eiger, and his departure to Patagonia with his young wife, Wendy.
Now re-issued in paperback edition.