May 29, 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the first climbing of Mount Everest. Chris Bonington was the first to scale Everest 'the hard way' - by the south-west ridge - and he has taken part in three other expeditions. No other mountaineer, writer or photographer has as much experience of Everest. His last climb, in 1985 at 50, was a personal summit. Here he tells the story of his attempts on Everest, the triumphs and the tragedies and the changes that have come to the mountain area he loves. The result is an absorbing first-hand account of one man's obsession with a mountain.
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'A well told tale of adventure is always welcome and Bonington does not disappoint.' Robert McCrum, OBSERVER (11/12/02) 'A fitting tribute to a man, a mountain, and a lifetime of endeavour ... The fascination of this book is in the details' Barry Forshaw PUBLISHING NEWS 9/8/02 (Oct Nov Hardback Previews)
About Sir Chris Bonington
Chris Bonington has taken part in 26 Himalayan expeditions, including 12 first ascents of peaks over 6000 metres, and combined a career as a mountaineer with the writing of fifteen books, four of which were about Everest. Sir Chris was knighted in 1992 for services to mountaineering. He is heading the RGS/Alpine Club's Everest Celebrations Committee.
Table of Contents
Everest - the South-West Face; Everest - the North-East Ridge; Everest - the South-East Ridge. Postscript - climbing Everest then and now; Chris Bonington's climbing record.
Chris Bonington's Everest by Sir Chris Bonington
Sir Chris Bonington
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