Britain’s best known mountaineer returns for theatre expedition

Having spent a lifetime climbing to the top of the world, Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer, and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history.

Sir Chris began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest.  He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater mountain ranges of the world; such achievements do not come easily and several expeditions Sir Chris participated in have been fraught with casualties, tragedy and even fatalities.

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Image: Chris Bonington Picture Library

This autumn, Sir Chris will present his ‘Life & Times’ talk, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains.  With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century, from one of the greatest mountaineers in history

Life & Times of Sir Chris Bonington is touring UK theatres in October 2016. To book tickets, or for further details, visit