Sir Chris Bonington – and Films

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Image courtesy of Sir Chris Bonington

Image courtesy of Sir Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonington is perhaps the most celebrated climber of his time. He has made first ascents around the globe including as expedition leader of the South Face of Annapurna in 1970 and the South West Face of Everest in 1975, reaching the summit of Everest himself in 1985. Now in his 80s, he is still active and climbing in the mountains. 

Join us for the World Premiere of Bonington: Mountaineer, an intimate journey of one man’s dream where stories of friendship, love, risk, and devastating loss run deep.

Following the film, Sir Chris joins us in conversation with writer and climber, Geoff Powter.

Followed by more film(s) in competition. Films titles will be announced online October 6.

The Summit of Excellence Award will also be presented. 

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket.

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Bonington: Mountaineer

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Stories of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss run deep through this intimate journey of one man’s dream. The drive for exploration is echoed in the first British ascent of the north wall of the Eiger, new routes on Mont Blanc, the ascent of ‘The Old Man of Hoy’ and then to the greater ranges where he is the first to stand on the virgin summits of Annapurna 2, Nuptse and the Central Tower of Paine, followed by landmark expedition success on the South Face of Annapurna and Everest South West face. The film looks retrospectively, from his 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 – Sir Chris Bonington.
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