Chris Bonington

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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)

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jun 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestChris Bonington

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