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Ascent, Now in Paperback
Sir Chris Bonington’s memoir Ascent charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world but also the struggles he has faced in his personal life bringing up a family and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains.
Chris also discusses his first wife Wendy, who tragically passed away after a long battle with motor neurone disease. He has now found love again amidst the sadness and grief; it is a truly inspirational tale.
Ascent is a memoir like no other, from one of Britain’s greatest climbers. Not only is it a cerebral narrative on what it takes to conquer fear, but also how one overcomes emotional obstacles too and rediscover what drives us on to happiness. Read more…
Bonington | Mountaineer (2016)
Revised 2016 edition, five new chapters, with foreword by Leo Houlding.
Annapurna South Face
Once again, long out of print, now printed in India, the story of the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna.
Everest the Hard Way
Long out of print, now printed in India, the story of the historic first ascent of the South-West Face of Everest.
I Chose to Climb
This is the first volume of Chris’s autobiography, first published in 1966. It tells the story of his introduction to climbing and his growing awareness that he wanted to spend his life climbing, rather than just assigning it to a spare-time hobby. The book ends with the story of the successful ascent of the Eiger, and his departure to Patagonia with his young wife, Wendy.
Now re-issued in paperback edition.