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Boundless Horizons: The Autobiography of Chris Bonington
Chris Bonington

This three book collection describes in detail the evolution of Sir Christopher Bonington as he grows from a young boy just interested in climbing to one of the preeminent expedition climbers of the 20th century. I found that one of the more fascinating stories told in this story is the way in which Bonington made his decision to step away from a desk-bound life to that of expedition climber. While none of the particular climbs is described in great detail, the cumulative impact of three decades of expeditions in the crags of England, the Alps, the Himalayas, and the Karakorum is apparent in this book.

More than the climbing itself, this autobiography showcases Bonington's evolution as he matured from an individual climber to become the competent expedition leader of large groups. I highly recommend this book although it is a long read.



Related Books

bullet Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Greatest Peaks by Chris Bonington
bullet Chris Bonington's Everest by Chris Bonington
bullet The Everest Years by Chris Bonington
bullet The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Summits and Secrets; The Endless Knot; Spirits Of The Air by Kurt Diemberger
bullet The Mountains of My Life by Walter Bonatti
bullet High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places by David Breashars  Read Review
bullet Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest by Maria Coffey
bullet Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna by Lionel Terray
bullet Addicted to Danger: A Memoir About Affirming Life in the Face of Death by Jim Wickwire

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