There is a rare chance to meet one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, when Sir Chris Bonington brings his Life & Times audio visual lecture tour to the Regent Centre in Christchurch this month.
Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history, he began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to the roof of the world on Mt Everest. He is also renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and amongst the great mountain ranges around the world.
Sir Chris’ other famous first ascent climbs include: the Old Man of Hoy, the iconic sea stack off the coast of Scotland, in 1966. He re-climbed it last year to mark his 80th birthday and to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease.
While Sir Chris was the first mountaineer to take to the lecture circuit, it has been 20 years since he last toured regularly. This month, Chris will be presenting an audio visual account, covering 60 years spent in the mountains. Using original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the 20th century.
Sir Chris Bonington – Life & Times is presented by Speakers from the Edge and is sponsored by Berghaus and Cotswold Outdoor. The show will chart the achievements of a man who since the age of 16 has been a tank commander, a Yeti hunter, a caribou hunter with the Inuit on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic and of course, a master mountaineer.
His appearance at the Regent Centre is one of only six dates nationwide for the Life & Times tour.
Date: Tuesday 27 January 2015
Price: £17.50 – £19.50
Venue: Regent Centre, Christchurch