1962 Chris Bonington
and Ian Clough were the first Britons to conquer the north face of the Eiger.
1962: Chris Bonington
and Ian Clough became the first Britons to conquer the north face of the Eiger.
talk Sir Chris Bonington
Britain's best known mountaineer began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest.
He also made a series of live televised climbs, including the Old Man of Hoy with fellow mountaineers Chris Bonington
and Ian McNaught-Davis in 1967.
It's awful - thank god I don't have to go back there Climber Chris Bonington
says Mount Everest has been ruined by neverending queues If you truly want to be a feminist, women aren't birds, birds are birds, birds can fly, women can't fly.
Doug and fellow British mountaineering legend Chris Bonington
made the first ascent of The Ogre (7,285m) in July, 1977.
Mountaineer Chris Bonington
, above, was in the city to open an outdoor pursuits store.
Leo returned to the Old Man of Hoy last year when he tackled it again with veteran climber Sir Chris Bonington
, now aged 80.
Turns out the wife didn't have a one-night stand with Chris Bonington
CLIMBER Sir Chris Bonington
will be revealing his experiences scaling Everest, at Llandudno next week.
British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington
also paid tribute, saying the climber, who had taken part in more than 20 expeditions to the world's highest and most challenging peaks, was "a very special person."