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Ascent

Chris Bonington

Hear Sir Chris Bonington’s extraordinary story, read by Gordon Griffin. His memoir Ascent charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world – such as the Eiger, and the Himalayas – but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way his many adventures have included meeting the mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more. Ascent is a memoir like no other – a timely and uplifting narrative for anyone who has ever dreamed of adventure.

Hear Sir Chris Bonington’s extraordinary story, read by Gordon Griffin. His memoir Ascent charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world – such as the Eiger, and the Himalayas – but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way his many adventures have included meeting the mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more. Ascent is a memoir like no other – a timely and uplifting narrative for anyone who has ever dreamed of adventure.
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Hear Sir Chris Bonington’s extraordinary story, read by Gordon Griffin. His memoir Ascent charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world – such as the Eiger, and the Himalayas – but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way his many adventures have included meeting the mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more. Ascent is a memoir like no other – a timely and uplifting narrative for anyone who has ever dreamed of adventure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gordon Griffin

Length:

15h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

43:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:06