Sir Chris Bonington has been the best known mountaineer in Britain for almost forty years. This text examines his deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences.'
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High Achiever tells the story of one of the most influential characters in British climbing, Chris Bonnington. Author of the award-winning K2-The Story of the Savage Mountain and Trango: The nameless tower, Jim Curran in no stranger to climbing and mountaineering and has escorted Chris Bonnington on four Himalayan expeditions. Curran, in his easy-flowing but gripping style, reveals the mystery behind the life of Chris Bonnington, through his pioneering approach to the Eiger, Annapurna and Mt. Everest.
The foreword, by Reinhold Messner (best known for his solo climb of Mt Everest without oxygen), reveals "He has never been out for records. His personality is not to be measured by comparison with others. It is the sum of knowledge, suffering, character. Bonnington has stature. He has earned his title". Curran reveals how Bonnington's life has been far from simplistic--from a failing school pupil and a distracted army officer to a world leader in his field. The course of his life has had as many ups and downs as the mountains he lives to climb.
High Achiever gives us a rare insight into Bonnington's physical and emotional world; his drive and passion, the realisation of his own insecurities and self-doubts. It is a must for anybody who loves the outdoor life and Curran's portrayal of Bonnington's unique character makes this an absorbing read. --Chris HallAbout the Author:
Jim Curran is a freelance filmmaker, writer and climber and has accompanied Chris Bonington on four Himalayan expeditions and several filming projects. Jim Curran is a freelance filmmaker, writer and climber and has accompanied Chris Bonington on four Himalayan expeditions and several filming projects. He is also the author of the 1999 release High Achiever.
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