Dunfermline Athletic

Sir Chris Bonington, Alhambra

Saturday, 21st Aug 2010

One of Britain’s most famous mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington, has agreed to come to the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline on Friday 24th September to present an illustrated lecture on his long career as a mountaineer in an event being organised by Dunfermline Heritage Trust.

In that time he has had nineteen expeditions to the Himalayas including four to Everest and the first ever ascent of Annapurna. A professional mountaineer and explorer, his varied career has also included hunting for caribou with Eskimos on Baffin Island and climbing the highest active volcano in the world, As an adventure journalist and photographer he also accompanied an army expedition led by Captain John Blashford-Snell on the first ever descent of the Blue Nile. In the autumn of 1975 he led the British Everest expedition to the summit of Everest.

Chris Bonington will be sharing these and other highlights of his mountaineering life to what is expected to be a large appreciative audience in Dunfermline, particularly as it is several years since he has lectured in this area of Scotland, and he will cover a number of important anniversary events including:

50th Anniversary of his first ascent of Annapurna II
40th Anniversary, 1st ascent South Face of Annapurna
35th Anniversary 1st ascent South West Face of Everest
25th Anniversary of his ascent of Everest.

More information, as well as details on how to buy tickets for this event, can be found at www.abbothouse.co.uk/chrisbonington. Tel: 01383 733266 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01383 733266      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01383 733266      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01383 733266      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01383 733266      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and www.alhambradunfermline.com



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