Sir Chris’ stories of the high life

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Britain’s best known mountaineer will speak about his life and adventures at the latest of The University of Sheffield Students’ Union Flash! events.

Sir Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in history and his October 18 visit to the Octagon at The University of Sheffield Students’ Union will be one of the major highlights of the autumn Flash! season.

The British mountaineering started climbing at the age of 16 and has been on 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest.

He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world.

Chris was the first mountaineer on the lecture circuit but it has been 20 years since he last toured regularly.

His October 18 date at 7.30pm at the Octagon, The University of Sheffield Students’ Union, will see him talking about his 60 years in the mountains.

With original images and raw footage, the event promises to be a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the 20th century.

Tickets cost £18, £14 concessions or £13 for groups of 10 or more. Visit