Join us for an audience with pre-eminent mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL, to celebrate his eightieth birthday.
For this event Sir Chris will be in conversation with former Mountain Heritage Trust Chair, Julie Summers, discussing his life and career amongst the mountains.
From his home in the Lake District to the Greater Ranges of the Himalayas and South America, with a visit to the Arctic regions thrown in for good measure, Sir Chris has enjoyed an active life in the mountains, which continues with his most recent climb revisiting the Old Man of Hoy over the summer. Spanning more than sixty years, Chris’s outstanding career has had its fair share of drama. His experiences range from jubilant to harrowing with the loss of many friends during groundbreaking expeditions in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sir Chris and invited guests will be sharing their tall tales and reminiscences of a rich and varied career under the able handling of Julie Summers, a celebrated author and historian steeped in mountaineering lore, being the great-niece of Everester Sandy Irvine.
START: 7:00 pm - Doors open at 6:30 | FINISH: 8.30 pm
Top right - Portrait of Sir Chris Bonington by Stuart Walker, Chris Bonington Picture Library
Bottom right - Chris Bonington on Harrison Rocks, Chris Bonington Picture Library
Bottom left - Sir Chris, aged 80, on the Old Man of Hoy by Leo Houlding, Chris Bonington Picture Library