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Bonington and team of ’75 to raise funds for Nepal

8th July 2020 | 0 comments

Have your say… SAXX underwear, maker of the innovative underpants for men featuring their patented ‘BallPark’ technology, is giving away 5000 free pairs of boxer briefs between 7-10 July. SAXX underwear, maker of the innovative underpants for men featuring their patented ‘BallPark’ technology, is giving away 5000 free pairs of boxer briefs between 7-10 July. All you have to do …

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Sir Chris Bonington’s lockdown message

5th May 2020 | 0 comments

Have your say… You’re preparing for a multi-day excursion into the mountains and you’ve minimised the weight of your ‘big three’ (tent, sleeping bag, mat), checked the weather and packed the appropriate clothing, chosen a lightweight stove and compact cookware. You try on your pack and it feels great – that is, until you add a week-long supply of food! …

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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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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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'First On The Continents' evening this Thursday

26th November 2014 | 0 comments

On the 27th November, seven of the world’s legendary climbers will gather in London to tell their first-ascent stories from each of the seven continental land masses. Hosting FIRST on the CONTINENTS will be Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best-known mountaineer. Sir Chris celebrated his 80th birthday in August by climbing The Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot vertical sea stack, repeating …

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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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Bonington at 80

6th August 2014 | 0 comments

Sir Chris Bonington, one of Britain’s leading mountaineers and a name familiar to mountain lovers the world over, turns 80 today but the moment is sure to be bittersweet for Bonington due to the recent loss of his wife Wendy to motor neurone disease (MND). However, typical of the man is that he will use the occasion of his 80th …