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…