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The Quest For Adventure By Sir Chris Bonington

The Quest For Adventure
by Sir Chris Bonington

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In this collection of stories, Chris Bonington looks at the adventurous impulse which has driven men and women to achieve the impossible in the face of Earth's elements - crossing its oceans, deserts and poles; canoeing its rivers; climbing its mountains; and descending into its caves.
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The Quest For Adventure: Remarkable Feats Of Exploration And Adventure by Sir Chris Bonington

In this collection of stories, Chris Bonington looks at the adventurous impulse which has driven men and women to achieve the impossible in the face of Earth's elements - crossing its oceans, deserts and poles; canoeing its rivers; climbing its mountains; and descending into its caves.

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About Sir Chris Bonington


Chris Bonington has taken part in 19 Himalayan expeditions and combined a career as a mountaineer with the writing of fifteen books, four of which were about Everest - EVEREST SOUTH WEST FACE, EVEREST THE HARD WAY, EVEREST THE UNCLIMBED RIDGE and THE EVEREST YEARS. Sir Chris was knighted in 1992 for services to mountaineering. He is heading the RGS/Alpine Club's Everest Celebrations Committee.

Table of Contents


Kon tiki, Thor Heyerdahl; rowing the Atlantic, John Ridgway and Chay Blyth; the man who raced himself, Francis Chichester; golden globe, Knox-Johnston; ice bird, David Lewis; the empty quarter, Thesiger; the Blue Nile, John Blashford-Snell and Mike Jones; Annapurna the first 8000, Maurice Herzog; the challenge of Everset, Hillary; the Bonatti Pillar - Walter Bonatti at the Petit Dru; Annapurna, South Face, Chris Bonington; broad peak, Hermann Buhl; Diamir - Reinhold Messner on Nanga Parbat; the crossing of Antarctica, Fuchs and Hillary; solo to the pole, Naomi Uemura; first on the Moon, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins; dead man's handshake - Yeadon and Statham caving; hot air - around the world non-stop in a balloon and by microlight - Branson, Rutan, Fossett, Elson, Piccard.

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GOR001109234
The Quest For Adventure: Remarkable Feats Of Exploration And Adventure by Sir Chris Bonington
Sir Chris Bonington
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2000-10-19
352
030435418X
9780304354184
N/A
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