Sir Chris Bonington is one of the greatest British mountaineers of all time. An author, photographer and lecturer whose passion for outdoor adventures spans over five decades. Along the way he has gained the highest respect as an exceptionally skilled climber, made many friends and survived some of the most gruelling conditions.
Some of his most notable mountaineering achievements include leading a successful expedition to the South West Face of Everest, bagging the first ascent of the Ogre with a small team including Doug Scott and more recently, re-climbing the Old Man of Hoy in a charitable effort to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (as well as to celebrate his 80th birthday).
So in honour of his ‘Life & Times’ lecture series we caught up with Sir Chris and got the chance to ask him some questions about the tour and received some insight on a lifetime of mountaineering expertise.