Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He started climbing at the age of 16 and has been on 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. This Autumn Chris will be giving six new “life and times” talks, covering his sixty years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century.
Visiting Christchurch, Tunbridge Wells, Durham, Worthing, Barnstaple, Harrogate
In summer 2014, Ash Dykes walked across Mongolia, solo, and set a new world record in the process, covering more than 1500-miles on foot in the process. During this epic test of endurance and stamina, Ash battled sandstorms, heat exhaustion and dehydration and became known to the natives as ‘the lonely snow leopard’, an acknowledgement of the respectful distance kept by the (ordinarily) dangerous wild wolves. In Breaking Mongolia: The Lonely Snow Leopard Ash talks of the challenges he faced, and the determination he summoned, to achieve this feat, using complimentary audio-visual
Visiting Malvern, Epsom, Radlett, Sheffield, Lancaster, Caernarfon, Inverness, Brecon, Buxton & Andover
In his work as a conservationist, he has worked on many endangered species in some of the most remote parts of the globe, he has lobbied governments to protect National Parks on three continents and faced dozens of brushes with death at the jaws and claws of the world's most charismatic dangerous animals.
Visiting Brecon, Derby, Sheffield, Christchurch, Tunbridge Wells, Radlett, Birmingham, Durham, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen