Happy Birthday Sir Christian Bonington

by Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com Aug/2009
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Sir Chris Bonington
UKC News, Aug 2009
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Sir Christian John Storey Bonington was 75 yesterday (born 6 August 1934 in Hampstead, London).

A belated Happy Birthday from us all - (everyone is on holiday here at UKC and I was out the office).

Chris is still at it, he's just had a trip cragging in Lofoten then rushed off to China on Berghaus business.

Next year sees him on a celebratory trek to Annapurna to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his, Richard Grant's and Sherpa Ang Nyima's first ascent of Annapurna II (7937 metres) in 1960.

+Sir Chris Bonington and Tufa the Dog, 71 kbSir Chris Bonington and Tufa the Dog
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