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Constable, 1999, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.

The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 2nd Impression. From the cover: “Sir Chris Bonington has been the best known mountaineer in Britain for almost forty years, and is still the public face of climbing. Yet despite his high profile Chris Bonington remains essentially a shy, complex man with many human failings. This biography explores a lonely childhood, an insecure life in the air force, the army, and as a margarine salesman, before he took the plunge into the high-risk world of professional mountaineer. Behind the scenes on the Eiger, Annapurna and Everest is a leader frequently assailed by self-doubt and often devastated by the death of close friends. This book examines his deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 264
ISBN: 0094792801
Introduction: Reinhold Messner