Changabang (6864m), Garhwal Himalaya. First climbed by Bonington, Scott, Haston, Boysen, Chewang and Sadhu in 1974.
Producers: Brian Hall & Keith Partridge Executive Producer: Sir Chris Bonington Directors: Brian Hall & Keith Partridge Director of Photography: Keith Partridge Additional Camera: Katt Mudd & Richard Johnson (Durham Lecture) Brian Hall (stills and time-lapse) Sound: Keith Partridge Music: Harry Whalley Sound Engineer: Phil McBride of Sonic Lodge, Edinburgh.
Original music score for the film.
Musicians: Piano: Harry Whalley Cello: Mark Bailey Violin: Liz Beeston Viola: Michael Beeston Double Base and Drums: Phil McBride Guitar: Ahmed 'Aki' Remally Flute: Clara Galea Horn: Patrick Broderick
Harry Whalley and Phil McBride in Sonic Lodge recording studios.
Sir Chris Bonington: For his patient help and advice. Hours of interviews and the use of his archive. Doug Scott: Interviews and archive photographs Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite: Interviews and archive photographs Hamish MacInnes: Interviews and filming on locations. Leo Houlding: Interviews and filming on Hoy. Frances Daltrey: Help with the Bonington Archive. Jim Fotheringham: Interviews. John Porter: Interviews.
Archive film footage and rights: Getty Images, Fremantle Media International, Jardine Matherson, Real Life Media
Berghaus: Support and sponsorship, which made this film possible
A message from Berghaus, our sponsors: 'In 1966 the Berghaus brand was born. Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison, climbers and mountaineers, from North East England were disappointed with the outdoor gear that was available on the market. They decided to import and sell their own. Their specialist outdoor store, LD Mountain Centre quickly gained a reputation for selling the best high-performance outdoor products from the likes of Atomic Skis, Marker Bindings and Nordica Ski.
Due to its success, Lockey and Davison began to design, test and make their own gear for sale in the shop. This high-quality, innovative clothing range, inspired by what climbers actually wanted and needed, was called Berghaus.
The stories of Berghaus and iconic adventurer Sir Chris Bonington are deeply entwined. In the early 1980s Sir Chris ‘officially’ wore the brand and in 1984 he became a sponsored athlete. One year later he achieved a lifetime ambition at the age of 50 when he reached the summit of Everest. Survival and triumph are Sir Chris’s bywords, and his reputation is built on true leadership ability ‒ not only in the mountains, but also in the boardroom where we are proud to have him as our non-executive chairman.'