Sir Chris Bonington has lived life on the edge. In The Convex Conversation, he talks to Helen Fospero about the draw of the beauty of the mountains, his desire to push himself to the limit on expeditions and the attraction to the risks involved. 

 

Chris describes his emotional ascent to the summit of Everest; takes us on a journey to the north face of the Eiger and gives an insight into the shy young boy from Hampstead whose life became defined by his passion for climbing. 

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Photo by Jim Fotheringham © Chris Bonington Picture Library

 

 

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Chris & Pertemba after summiting Everest 1985  © Chris Bonington Picture Library

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Chris & mum  © Chris Bonington Picture Library

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Chris & Wendy's wedding day 1962   © Chris Bonington Picture Library

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Chris & Loreto by Paul Ross © Chris Bonington Picture Library

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Chris & Ang Lhakpa on the summit of Everest 1985  © Chris Bonington Picture Library

 

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