Chris returning from Everest in 1975 with his wife Wendy and their two sons Daniel and Rupert.
Sir Chris Bonington www.bonington.com Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger and led the expedition that made the first ascent of The South Face of Annapurna, the biggest and most difficult climb in the Himalaya at the time. He went on to lead the successful expedition making the first ascent of the South West Face of Everest in 1975 and then reached the summit of Everest himself in 1985 with a Norwegian expedition. He is still active in the mountains climbing with the same enthusiasm as he had at the beginning. He has written 17 books, fronted numerous television programmes and has lectured to the public and corporate audiences all over the world. He received a knighthood in 1996 for services to mountaineering, was president of the Council for National Parks for 8 years and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Berghaus.
Brian Hall www.filmandmountain.com Throughout his career Brian has been a Mountain Guide (IFMGA), climbing at the highest level, with expeditions to the Greater Ranges including Everest (in winter), K2, Jannu, Nuptse, Makalu, Baltoro Kangri, Shivling, Ogre 2 and peaks throughout the Andes. His main focus in recent years has been facilitating safety, rigging and location advice on film projects. Brian’s numerous credits include the BAFTA award winning Touching the Void and the recent Everest feature film. Between 1980 and 2008 Brian co-directed the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, the major festival of its kind in the UK. Then, as result of developments in film delivery, Brian co-directed SteepEdge.com between 2011 and 2015, a film download website for the adventure sports and mountain community. Together with Keith Partridge he has produced a number of mountain films. Brian and his wife Louise share their life between the Peak District, UK and Queenstown, New Zealand.
Keith Partridge www.adventurecamera.co.uk Capturing the essence of adventure in more than 60 extreme films has taken Emmy award winning cameraman and filmmaker Keith Partridge to some of the world's most hostile and spectacular environments from deep within the bowels of the earth on caving expeditions, through unchartered forests to the summit of Everest. His work includes documentary feature films such as Joe Simpson’s story Touching the Void, the BBC’s Human Planet series and epic adventure series Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge – Venezuela for which he was awarded the Guild of Television Cameramen’s Award for Excellence. For over 25 years Keith has been pushing the limits of extreme filmmaking. Productions in which he’s been involved have won dozens of international film awards, two BAFTAs and an international Emmy. His international award-winning book The Adventure Game, charting his experiences in filming at the ends of the Earth, was published in June 2015.
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