A Cold Embrace, with Sir Chris Bonington

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A Cold Embrace is a tribute to the beauty that lies within the cold and the power of the human connection with the elements. Featuring Britain’s most storied mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington, this short film, presented by Berghaus and directed by Casa Colombo, takes us on a journey through high altitude environments and sub-zero temperatures, sharing extraordinary accounts of Sir Chris Bonington’s life — a life dedicated to outdoor exploration. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage from Sir Chris Bonington’s own archives, this film gives an insight into what it feels like to experience some of the coldest and most beautiful places in the world most of us only dream of seeing.

COLD STUDIES_2024. Documenting the endless pursuit of staying outside for longer.

Film Credits:
Presented by Berghaus
Film by Casa Colombo
Words by Sir Chris Bonington
Original Concept by Clubhouse Studio

Extended Credits:
Interview by Julie Summers
Archival content scanning by CineLab UK
Additional Filming by Luke Nelson
Assistant Editing by Troy Tyler

Music & Sound Director: Daniel Lidchi
Composer: Pecq feat. Aaron Diaz
SFX + Mix: Daniel Lidchi
Post Producer: Juliette Petersen

Special thanks to
Loreto Bonington
Frances Daltrey
Anna Marchant
Nic Lighton Preen

Valle d’Aosta


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