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Bonington and Scott to 'climb Everest again' for Nepal

15th May 2015 | 0 comments

40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott team up once again to launch #ClimbForCAN, a campaign to raise funds which will go to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal. Starting June 12th, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong …

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Sir Chris Bonington's 'My Climbing Life' talk comes to RGS

8th January 2015 | 0 comments

Sir Chris Bonington, who recently turned 80 years old, will be discussing his lifetime’s experiences climbing around the world with a special talk on 11th February at the RGS. To celebrate his birthday, and the last 65 years of his life spent climbing and mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington repeated one of his famous rock routes in the UK, The Old Man …

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Berghaus launch new high performance Frendo range

3rd December 2014 | 0 comments

Just in time for winter, Berghaus has launched a new collection of waterproof and insulated ski clothing, combining the latest in outdoor materials innovation with contemporary design and features. The Frendo is Berghaus’ new ultimate range of technical apparel, specifically jackets and salopettes. Tested extensively by athletes Ross Hewitt and Michelle Blaydon, these garments should be just as good as Berghaus …

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Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy at 80

29th November 2014 | 0 comments

Sir Chris Bonington, legendary climber, mountaineer & first ascensionist, has proven that age does not have to be a barrier to strength and fitness. Led by British traditional climber, Leo Houlding, Sir Bonington defies age in his ascent of the famous sea stack. The Old Man of Hoy is revered by many, and is a classic sea cliff climb in …

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Sir Chris Bonington summits the Old Man of Hoy…. again!

19th August 2014 | 0 comments

Almost 50 years after he made the first ascent with Tom Patey and Rusty Baillie, Sir Chris Bonington has succeeded in climbing the Old Man of Hoy again, this time with fellow Berghaus athlete, Leo Houlding. Sir Chris’s achievement comes a matter of days after his 80th birthday, and he is using the opportunity to raise awareness of the illness …

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First female ascent on Helmcken Falls

19th March 2014 | 0 comments

Berghaus-sponsored climber Angelika Rainer has become the first woman to complete a line on Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada. Rainer made the second ascent of ‘Clash of the Titans’ last month after adverse weather conditions meant her primary target – the single pitch ice route ‘Wolverine’, thought to be the world’s hardest – was too dangerous to attempt. Angelika …

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The Last Great Climb premieres in London

29th October 2013 | 0 comments

The world premiere of Alastair Lee’s new film, The Last Great Climb, is to showcase in London’s West End next month. Set in the mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, the 2013 climbing documentary follows the story of British speed climber Leo Houlding, big wall expert Jason Pickles and climber Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary as they attempt to make the first …

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Berghaus athletes take on Great Himalayan Trail

18th September 2013 | 0 comments

Berghaus sponsored athletes Philippe and Anna Gatta will begin their latest adventure on Friday, when they set off for Nepal and the start of the Great Himalayan Trail. Extending over 1,700km and with 88km of vertical ascent covering altitudes of up to 7,000m, the route navigates through some of the highest mountains in the world, including Makalu, Everest and Kangchenjunga, …

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Julia Pickering to attempt first snowboard descent of Kamchatka Peninsula

19th April 2013 | 0 comments

Adventurer Julia Pickering is on her way to the far east of Russia to attempt become the first person to complete a snowboard descent of Kamchatka Peninsula (4,750m), the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Once at the summit, her plan is to snowboard down the volcano, which has been almost continuously active since 1697. The 1,000km long Kamchatka Peninsula is …

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BMC Alpine Lecture tour dates announced

19th March 2013 | 0 comments

Like the sound of alpine mountaineering but don’t know what’s involved? Already climbed Mont Blanc but want to learn more? Then the BMC’s Alpine Lecture tour could be just what you need. Sponsored by Berghaus the BMC Alpine Lectures are touring the UK at the end of April and beginning of May. With the excellent line up of Tim Neill (British Mountain Guide) …