'Keith Partridge and Brian Hall have created a moving visual memoir on one of Britain’s most celebrated mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington. Their film expertly tackles the sensitive subjects of loss, love and success with a discerning eye that can only come from filmmakers with a lifetime of experience in the mountain film industry. One of this year’s most highly anticipated films, Bonington: Mountaineer is not to be missed and we’re delighted to be hosting the world premiere at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.' - Joanna Croston, Programming Director, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
'Bonington Mountaineer is a deep, personal and emotional reflection on a lifetime spent pursuing one's own ambitions on the hardest and highest mountains. To summarise Chris's prolific climbing career in a single film is no mean feat. Add to the mix the rich ensemble of colourful characters with whom he partnered on his dozens of expeditions along side a complex family story and this film could easily have been a series. In 80 captivating minutes we are taken on an eighty year journey through many triumphs and more than one's fair share of tragedy. The film instills an incredibly positive outlook, reflecting Chris's own, and inspires one to get out in the hills and chase our own adventures. It made me laugh and made me cry' - Leo Houlding, Climber and Adventurer.
Chris is a compelling and articulate character who holds you through the film. His emotion gives the film considerable power. The film gets stronger as it progresses, probably because of the succession of big stories, which make it effectively a history of British mountaineering. It’s beautifully shot with very good, but understated music. - John Smithson, Producer of Touching the Void and 127 Hours
'My Life Story'
Sir Chris Bonington - One of the worlds most famous mountaineers and adventurers. A story of love, loss, life and legacy climbing the world's most challenging peaks. The Eiger North Face - Annapurna - Everest - K2 - Central Tower of Paine - Ogre - Freney Pillar, Mont Blanc - Kongur - Nuptse
An 80 minute feature length documentary film by Brian Hall and Keith Partridge Released on DVD and download on 20th November 2017.