Sir Chris Bonington
British mountaineering icon
Himalayan expeditions: 19
Lowest temperature: -35°C
Mount Everest: Summited aged 50
Sir Chris has explored the Alps. The Himalayas. Antarctica.
His string of ‘firsts’ never fails to stagger.
He was the first Brit to climb Eiger’s North Wall.
Led the first ascent of Everest’s Southwest Face.
The list goes on. And on.
You don’t come down from the world’s highest mountains without a story or two.
He has led nineteen expeditions to the Himalayas, climbed the highest peak in Antarctica and written 17 books about his adventures.
But although he’s seen places most of us never will, Sir Chris’ career isn’t just about scaling summits.
He’s actively involved in 15 charities, from the Scouts to Community Action Nepal, where he looks out for amazing places and the people who enjoy them.
And he’s still out there – all the time.
His enthusiasm has never dimmed. In fact, it’s the opposite.
Any age, any background – we reckon anyone can look at Sir Chris and see why the outdoors is amazing.