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    Ascent (Paperback)

    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…


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    Bonington | Mountaineer (2016)

    Revised 2016 edition, five new chapters, with foreword by Leo Houlding.



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    Bonington | Mountaineer [DVD]

    This film looks retrospectively, from Chris’ rock-climbing days in the UK through to visionary ascents on the high peaks of the Himalaya and shares the remarkable and poignant life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers.

    Extras including:

    • 6 shorts of ‘In conversation with Chris Bonington’
    • John Porter Interview
    • The Eiger Direct story, 1966


    • Produced and directed by Brian Hall & Keith Partridge
    • Running time main feature: 80 mins
    • Format: PAL 16:9 / Region 2 (Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland)

    With support from Berghaus


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    Captive Islands by Charles Bonington

    For centuries, the sole occupants of the Andamans lived in isolation, a primitive pygmy race with a culture in the Stone Age. To the south are the Nicobar Islands, home to the Nicobarese.

    Max Bonington arrived at Port Blair as shipwright and harbour-master (1897). Not a place for the faint-hearted – lethal tribes, escaping convicts, working elephants in remote forest camps, barely-known islands and people – encounters that tell the story of these islands during their era of British control.


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    Quest for Adventure (Print on Demand)

    Remarkable feats of exploration and adventure.


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    The Everest Years (Print on Demand)

    The challenge of the world’s highest mountain.


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    The Next Horizon (Print on Demand)

    From the Eiger to the South Face of Annapurna.


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    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.


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    Trust is Earned

    High-quality poster-sized prints (59cm x 42cm. Trust is Earned: Chris Bonington and Doug Scott relaxing happily after an enjoyable climb together.


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    Crawling Down the Ogre

    High-quality poster-sized print (59cm x 42cm.Crawling Down the Ogre: Doug Scott and Clive Rowland crawling down the Ogre after Doug broke both his legs.


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    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.


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