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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The making of Bonington Mountaineer

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15/11/2017

Journeying through the life of Britain's most famous mountaineer, Chris Bonington, the new documentary film Bonington Mountaineer will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival this weekend. To describe how the idea was born, Brian Hall takes us back to Chris's 80th birthday celebration to reclimb a line he first did almost 50 years before – The Old Man of Hoy.
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INTERNATIONAL

Sir Chris Bonington: winning a Piolet d'Or and his future climbing plans

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23/04/2015

Having just picked up the prestigious Piolet d'Or lifetime achievement award, BMC Patron Sir Chris Bonington tells us why the award is so special, offers advice on making a career out of climbing and reveals what climbs he's got his eye on next.
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INTERNATIONAL

Chris Bonington picked for Piolet d’Or lifetime achievement award

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29/01/2015

Sir Chris Bonington is set to receive one of the most prestigious awards in mountaineering: the Piolet d’Or Career. This lifetime achievement award is now in its seventh year, and was created to reward mountaineers whose achievements have inspired successive generations. Previous winners include Reinhold Messner, Walter Bonatti and Doug Scott.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Chris Bonington: back on the stack

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29/01/2015

Last year, Chris Bonington returned to the Old Man of Hoy, 46 years after making its first ascent. In this Summit interview, find out what he thinks about a life of adventure, and climbing after 85.
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MEMBERSHIP

Happy 80th birthday to Sir Chris Bonington

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05/08/2014

BMC Patron Sir Chris Bonington has turned 80. The 80th birthday of the UK’s most famous mountaineer and global climbing icon was marked with a celebration of his career by Berghaus, where he is non-executive chairman, and the wider outdoor community.
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INTERNATIONAL

Mercier and Pesce free Chris Bonington's route on the west face of the Plan

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17/04/2014

Chamonix-based Jeff Mercier and Korra Pesce have made the first free and possibly only the second overall ascent of a little known Chris Bonington route on the west face of the Aiguille du Plan.
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COMPETITIONS

Chris Bonington backs Olympic bid as decision day draws near

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22/05/2013

Will climbing clear the next hurdle in its bid to gain Olympic status for 2020? Tomorrow – coincidentally on the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest – climbing will pitch its final bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC); a bid that is backed by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and welcomed by British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington.
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INTERNATIONAL

First complete crossing of the Torres del Paine

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31/03/2013

Spanish climber Pedro Cifuentes, on his third attempt, has made the first integral traverse of the three main Paine Towers.
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CLUBS

Chris Bonington archive collection

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23/01/2012

Papers of Sir Chris Bonington, one of Britain’s most outstanding mountaineers and expedition leaders, are now available and open to the general public.
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INTERNATIONAL

Doug Scott: ego trips

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13/12/2011

Do you climb for yourself? Or do you climb for the attention, and even awards? As climbing edges closer towards the 2020 Olympics, legendary climber Doug Scott asks: how do awards fit with the high mountains?
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