163 x 240 x 49mm
An omnibus of Chris Bonington's three volumes of autobiography: 'I Chose to Climb', 'The Next Horizon' and 'The Everest years'.
'I Chose to Climb'
Chris Bonington describes his climbing beginnings as a teenager as well as successful ascents all over the world: the first ascent of the Central Pillar of Freney, the first British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1962, Annapurna II in 1960 and in an unhappy expedition in 1961, Nuptse, the third peak of Everest.
'The Next Horizon'
This book relates Chris Bonington's subsequent adventures as a mountaineer, photographer, journalist and expedition leader, beginning with an expedition to Chile to climb the Central Tower of Paine and ending with preparations for the autumn Everest expedition in 1972.
'The Everest Years'
In 1985 Chris Bonington crowned an already distinguished mountaineering career by reaching the summit of Everest at the age of fifty - an achievement which won him enormous popular acclaim and affection. This last volume of his autobiography chronicles his four expeditions to the world's highest peak. He tells of his fascination with the highest point on earth and why it meant so much to him finally to stand there himself.