Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Wanderlust Journeys -

Sir Chris started climb­ing at the age of 16 and it has been his pas­sion ever since. He made the first Bri­tish as­cent of the North Wall of the Eiger and then led the ex­pe­di­tion that made the first as­cent of the South Face of An­na­purna. He went on to lead the first suc­cess­ful as­cent of the South West Face of Ever­est in 1975 and reached the sum­mit of Ever­est in 1985. He has writ­ten 17 books and fronted nu­mer­ous TV pro­grammes. He re­ceived a knight­hood in 1996 for his ser­vices to moun­taineer­ing and is still ac­tive in the moun­tains with the same en­thu­si­asm he had as a teenager.

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