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Chris Bonington

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 June 1999

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Chris Bonington. In a climbing career spanning 48 years he has stood astride British mountaineering 'like a hairy colossus', climbing and leading expeditions as well as photographing and writing about them. Along the way he has seen many friends perish on the mountains and more than once narrowly escaped death himself.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Once I Had A Sweetheart by Joan Baez
Book: History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston Churchill
Luxury: Power Book G3 (laptop computer)

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

    Freewheelin', Dutton Laboratories

  • Image for Eduardo Falú

    Eduardo Falú Zamba de la Candelaria

    Doble - Falu en Paris, Polydor

  • Image for Simon Green & Jamie Dee

    Simon Green & Jamie Dee Oh Look at Me

    Salad Days, EMI

  • Image for Joan Baez

    Joan Baez Once I Had A Sweetheart

    The Best of Joan Baez - Volume 2, Vanguard

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major

    Soloist: Alfred Brendal

    Sonata in A, Philips

  • Image for Dr. Hook

    Dr. Hook Sylvia's Mother

    The Country Store - Volume 2, Country Store

  • Image for Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter

    Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter Rainy Seasons

    Leather and Lace, RCA

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Here Comes The Night

    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher., Mercury

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Chris Bonington

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