The TMCC Distinguished Lecturer Series — Adventure to Everest with Sir Chris Bonington
Adventure to Everest with Sir Chris Bonington
|WHEN:||Tuesday, October 16|
|TIME:||7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Truckee Meadows Community College Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd. – Sierra Building., room 108|
|COST:||$15 general admission or $10 for students|
Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the history of mountaineering and also established a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker. Bonington will speak at Truckee Meadows Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
In 1970 he led the expedition that made the first ascent of the south face of Annapurna and in 1975 achieved another first on Everest—the hard way— up its huge southwest face.
He reached the summit of Everest in 1985 at the age of fifty but the challenges that now attract him are the few exciting unclimbed peaks that are left in the World's further ranges.
Bonington will share tales from his two major expeditions to Everest.
— Dianne Cheseldine, chair of the distinguished lecturer series and foreign language professor.
TMCC is honored to have Sir Chris Bonington. He speaks to companies and organizations around the world.
He was honored with the Founder's Medal of The Royal Geographical Society in 1974, the CBE in 1976 and a Knighthood in 1996. He has held many honorary appointments and currently is President of the British Orienteering Federation and LEPRA (The British Leprosy Charity), honorary president of Mountain Wilderness, and chancellor designate of Lancaster University. He is also Chairman of Berghaus, Britain's leading manufacturer of outdoor sporting goods.
He has presented many television programs including the award winning "Everest Years", "Lakeland Rock" and "The Climbers" and has written fourteen much acclaimed books, all of which have been bestsellers.
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