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Chris Bonnington by suzulu on 18 May 2007 11:47pm
I have just come back from the Lake District where I have been staying with friends who moved there last year. This week it is Keswick Mountain Festival and on Wednesday we went to a talk by Chris Bonnington, the mountaineer. Has anyone else ever been to his talks? The talk was certainly very interesting - he is a good speaker. He must be about 72 years old now and still looks fit and healthy. I bought one of his books on Everest which he signed for me.
Re: Chris Bonnington by Chris14 on 19 May 2007 1:58am
This Chris is definitely not me... I'm not a good speaker! :-)

Re: Chris Bonnington by kazzzz on 19 May 2007 3:29am
Sounds lovely suzulu, did you get any nice pix?
Re: Chris Bonington by Ken Dunn on 20 May 2007 8:24am
Chris is a British mountaineering icon and besides giving talks he is involved with the Outward Bound organisation and advises younger mountaineers of the planning necessary and the perils to be encountered on the more difficult climbs. His experience in the Himalaya and being leader of the team that climbed Everest 'The Hard Way' ranks him up there with the Reinhold Messners of the world. His name is spelled with only 2 ns, a mistake I also made some time ago when researching him on the internet.
Re: Chris Bonington by tucsonmike on 20 May 2007 6:03pm
Sounds as though it would have been an interesting talk.
Re: Chris Bonnington by suzulu on 22 May 2007 10:19pm
I thought the spelling wasn't quite right!
Re: Chris Bonnington by suzulu on 22 May 2007 10:24pm
I forgot to take my camera with me so didn't get any pix!
Re: Chris Bonnington by kazzzz on 23 May 2007 3:09am
Damn I was gonna ask you to get a pic of him in a loincloth.
Re: Chris Bonnington by suzulu on 23 May 2007 2:34pm
Ha ha haa, kazzzz! Mind you, he would probably look good in one, even though he is 72!
Re: Chris Bonnington by johnnythemonkey on 23 May 2007 2:50pm
72 ? That seems about the right age for the females on this site. ;)
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