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Who is Chris Bonington ,what are his achievments?

Asked by Noanee Kapadia, 09 Jan '09 10:45 pm
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Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition organizers in the history of mountaineering,........... and is perhaps best known for his leadership of the first ascent of the 12,000-foot South Face of Annapurna in 1970 and the first ascent of the immense South-West Face of Everest in 1975. In both cases, his leadership responsibilities precluded him from reaching the summit,.......... but he returned to Everest in 1985 and personally reached the top of the world at the age of fifty years......For his achievements, Chris was honored by Queen Elizabeth with the CBE in 1976 and was knighted in 1996............. In addition, he has received the Founders Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and a number of honorary degrees. ........... He has served as President of The Alpine Club, the British Council for National Parks, the British Orienteering Federation and the British Leprosy Charity. ...................
Answered by PRASOON SMART, 09 Jan '09 10:48 pm

 
  
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Sir Christian John Storey Bonington, CBE (born 6 August 1934 in Hampstead, London) is an British mountaineer. His career has included nineteen expeditions to the Himalayas, including four to Mount Everest and the first ascent of the south face of Annapurna.
Answered by Chandni Chowk, 09 Jan '09 10:47 pm

 
  
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