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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 courtesy of John Cleare (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).
Recent image of Chris Bonington courtesy of John Cleare, Mountaincamera.com (click to enlarge).
Bonington and Don Whillans teamed up on many climbs like the first ascents of the Central Pillar of Freney and the Central Tower of Paine. IMage courtesy of John Cleare (click to enlarge).
Annapurna South Face, below the Rock Band. 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 5 final - interview

Posted: Nov 25, 2005 08:15 am 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 offered a 5-part series on the mountaineering legend: Chris Bonington. Today, the fifth and last part of the series. The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: The interviewby Pete Poston for MountEverest.net ExWeb: If you were to pick only...

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