Christian John Storey (Chris) BONINGTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1934-08-06
Education UCS London, RMA Sandhurst
Books & Publications
Recreations mountaineering, skiing, orienteering
Clubs Alpine (pres 1996-99), Climbers', Fell and Rock Climbing, Army and Navy, Travellers
Style Sir Christian Bonington, CVO, CBE, DL
Career cmmnd RTR 1956, served in N Germany, Army Outward Bound Sch (mountaineering instr); mgmnt trainee Unilever 1961-62; freelance writer, photographer and mountaineer 1962-; non-exec dir Berghaus Ltd 1997- (chm 1998-); pres: LEPRA 1983-, Br Orienteering Fedn 1985-, Br Mountaineering Cncl 1988-91 (vice-pres 1976-79 and 1985-88), Nat Tst Lake Dist Appeal, Cncl for National Parks 1992-99, The Alpine Club 1996-98; chm Cncl of Mgmnt Mount Everest Fndn 1999-2001, chm Mountain Heritage Trust 2000-05; chllr Lancaster Univ 2005-; vice-pres: Army Mountaineering Assoc 1980-, Young Explorers' Trust, Youth Hostels Assoc, Br Lung Fndn; tstee: Outward Bound Tst, Himalayan Adventure Tst; hon fell UMIST 1976; Hon MA Univ of Salford 1973, Hon DSc Univ of Sheffield 1976, Hon DSc Lancaster Univ 1983, Hon Dr of Common Law Univ of Northumbria 1996, Hon DUniv Sheffield Hallam 1998, Hon DLitt Univ of Bradford 2002; Lawrence of Arabia Medal RSAA 1986, David Livingstone Medal RSGS 1991; FRGS (Founder's Medal 1974); >ir< first ascent: Annapurna II (26,041 feet) Nepal with Dick Grant 1960, Nuptse (25,850 feet), third peak of Everest with Sherpa Ang Pemba 1961, Central Pillar of Freney Mont Blanc with Whillans, Clough and Djuclosz 1961; first Br ascent North Wall of the Eiger with Clough 1962; first ascent: Central Tower of Paine Patagonia with Whillans 1963, Old Man of Hoy with Patey and Bailey 1966; ascent Sangay in Ecuador (highest active volcano in the world) 1966; ldr: Annapurna South Face Expdn 1970, Br Everest Expdn 1972; first ascent: Brammah (21,036 feet) Kashmir with Estcourt 1973, Changabang Garhwal Himalayas with Boysen, Haston, Scott and Sandhu 1974; ldr Br K2 Expdn 1978, climbing ldr Br Mount Kongur Expdn 1981 (first ascent with Boardman, Rouse and Tasker 1981), ldr Br Everest Expdn NE Ridge 1982, first ascent W Summit of Shivling (21,330 feet) Gangotri with Fotheringham 1983, first Br ascent (solo) Mount Vinson (highest in Antarctica) 1983, ascent of Mount Everest (29,028 feet) as a memb of 1985 Norwegian Everest Expdn, ldr Norwegian-Br Menlungtse Expdn 1987, ldr Tibet Expdn 1988 which made first ascent West Summit Menlungtse, first ascent W Ridge Panch Chuli II Kumoan Himalayas 1992, first ascent Meslin in Lemon Mountains 1993, first ascent Rangrik Rang Kinnaur Himalayas 1994, first ascent Drangnag-Ri 1995, ldr Sepu Kangri Expdn to Tibet 1997 and 1998, first ascent Danga II (6,194 metres) 2000, first ascent Jaraun Peak Kullu (5,205 metres) 2003
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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