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Sepu Kangri reflected in the Sam Tso Taring. Image by Bonington, courtesy of Chris Bonington Picture Library (click to enlarge).
In one of the greatest mountaineering survival stories ever, in 1977 Chris and Doug Scott made the first ascent of The Ogre. Image courtesy of MountainCamera.com (click to enlarge).
25,325 ft (7719 m) Mount Kongur, in 1980 the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, located in Western Xinjiang Province, China. Image courtesy of John Cleare (click to enlarge).


Shivling (21,330 ft, 6501 m), is located in India's Gangotri Himalaya. Bonington and climbing mate Jim Fotheringham made the first ascent of the Southeast Ridge of the West Summit . Image by Chris Bonington courtesy of Chris Bonington Picture Library (click to enlarge).


The complete NE Ridge of Everest. Image courtesy of Colin Monteath/MountainCamera.com (click to enlarge).

ExWeb Special: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington, part 4

Posted: Nov 24, 2005 04:00 pm EST

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(MountEverest.net) American Pete Poston is a long time contributor to ExplorersWeb. His are classics such as the "Chomolungma Nirvana - the Routes of Mount Everest" and a 5-part series co-written with Jochen Hemmleb "The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine's Fate."This Thanksgiving week, Pete offers a 5-part series on the mountaineering legend: Chris Bonington. Today, part 4 resumes yesterday's report on Chris Bonington's Alpine Style Himalayan climbs, and his new routes from the legendary Ogre in Karakorum to the heights of...

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