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Chris Bonington on an expedition to Shivling. A "climbaholic" - Chris is willing to climb anytime, anywhere - literally with almost anyone who happens along. (click to enlarge).
Along the way Bonington has climbed with legendary British climbers . Image of Don Whillans (with the cigar) and Dougal Haston. (Click to enlarge)
Recent image of Chris Bonington courtesy of John Cleare, Mountaincamera.com (click to enlarge).
Bonington was leader of the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna in 1970 where Whillans and Haston made the top. (Click to enlarge)
In 1975 Bonington led the first ascent of the Southwest Face of Everest. (Click to enlarge) All images courtesy of John Cleare, Mountaincamera.com (find link in the links section).

ExWeb Special: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington, part 1

Posted: Nov 21, 2005 05:52 am EST

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(MountEverest.net) American Pete Poston is a long time contributor at ExplorersWeb. His are classics such as the Chomolungma Nirvana - the Routes of Mount Everest, published right at the end of the Everest season last year, complete with an outstanding map and mouse over for all routes and fatality statistics (find the story and map in the links section). Later, around Halloween, it was Mystery time: Pete's 5-part series co-written with Jochen Hemmleb arrived: "The Mystery of Mallory and Irvines Fate."This Thanksgiving week, Pete is at it again, with a ...

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