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Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonnington is a British mountaineer who started climbing aged just 16. Telling his inspiring stories around his expeditions, which include the first ascent of the West face of Everest, Sir Chris imparts wisdom on the themes of leadership, teamwork, resilience and planning, making Sir Chris an ideal after dinner or key note speaker. 

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Chris Bonington Biography

Mountaineer, photographer and adventurer Sir Chris Bonington, who made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger, delivers inspirational stories about his challenging climbing expeditions, which he relates to businesses by looking at basic principles such as leadership, teamwork, planning and perseverance.

In 1951, school boy Chris Bonington climbed his first mountain, and a passion was born.

Straight from school into the RAF, he was soon flying solo. Climbing avidly throughout his military career, he started exploring the Alps when he was sent to Germany. Pioneering numerous slopes in the mountain range, it was only when he left the army that Chris decided to tackle his greatest challenge – Everest.

He took on Nuptse (7,861 metres), the third peak of Everest, making the first ascent by its dominant South Face, which was one of the most challenging climbs in the...

Mountaineer, photographer and adventurer Sir Chris Bonington, who made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger, delivers inspirational stories about his challenging climbing expeditions, which he relates to businesses by looking at basic principles such as leadership, teamwork, planning and perseverance.

In 1951, school boy Chris Bonington climbed his first mountain, and a passion was born.

Straight from school into the RAF, he was soon flying solo. Climbing avidly throughout his military career, he started exploring the Alps when he was sent to Germany. Pioneering numerous slopes in the mountain range, it was only when he left the army that Chris decided to tackle his greatest challenge – Everest.

He took on Nuptse (7,861 metres), the third peak of Everest, making the first ascent by its dominant South Face, which was one of the most challenging climbs in the Himalayas at that time. Testing his limits, Chris reached the Summit of Everest at the age of fifty.

Chris the author has written seventeen books, and wrote and presented the award winning TV series Lakeland.

In 1996, he was knighted for his services to climbing and in 2010 was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order for his services to the Outward Bound Trust.

For further information or to book Chris Bonington, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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