Event 28. Chris Bonington at the Bridport Literary Festival Friday 10th November at 4:30pm
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Bridport Literary Festival 2017
Ascent: A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge
Chris Bonington in conversation with Luke Hughes, Chair of the Mount Everest Foundation
Date: Friday 10 November 2017
Venue: The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY
Book online or call Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901.
Arguably Britain’s greatest mountaineer, whose career has spanned six decades of climbing peaks, across all continents, Chris Bonington started climbing at the age of sixteen and 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 Fave of Annapurna, and reached the summit of Everest in 1985. His memoir charts his journey from a childhood with a love of the outdoors to his term in the Army and his subsequent life of adventure. It is a narrative of what it takes to conquer fear and survive against the odds. It is also a very personal account of a long and devoted marriage and then loss and then finding love again in his twilight years.