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FILM: Bonington Mountaineer

  • Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR England (map)
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Introduction by Keith Partridge, filmmaker, with a Question and Answer session following the screening.

In Bonington: Mountaineer Keith Partridge and Brian Hall have created a moving visual memoir on one of the world's most celebrated mountaineers and adventurers, Sir Chris Bonington. 

With a discerning eye that can only come from filmmakers with a lifetime of experience in the mountain film industry, this feature length documentary expertly tackles the sensitive subjects of loss, love and legacy climbing the world's most challenging peaks - The Eiger North Face - Annapurna - Everest - K2 - Central Tower of Paine - Ogre - Freney Pillar, Mont Blanc - Kongur - Nuptse.

Bonington: Mountaineer  is a deep personal and emotional reflection on a lifetime spent pursuing one's own ambitions on the hardest and highest mountains. To summarise Chris's prolific climbing career in a single film is no mean feat. Add to the mix the rich ensemble of colourful characters with whom he partnered on his dozens of expeditions alongside a complex family story and this film could easily have been a series. 

In 80 captivating minutes we are taken on an eighty year journey through many triumphs and more than ones' fair share of tragedy. The film instills an incredibly positive outlook, reflecting Chris's own, and inspires one to get out in the hills and chase our own adventures. 

Leo Holding said after seeing the film, "It made me laugh and it made me cry".

Sir Chris Bonington is Community Action Nepal's Patron and this film event will support CAN funds.

TICKETS are on sale now £20 (plus booking fee) and can be obtained through EVENTBRITE.

For more information and to book direct: contact Denise Prior either via email on or via phone: 07986 372558.

Earlier Event: February 1