MAN AND MOUNTAIN: CHRIS BONINGTON

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A MAJOR new exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of climbing legend Sir Christian Bonington CVO CBE DL.

The Mountain Heritage Trust has brought together Man and Mountain: Chris Bonington, to tell the story of one of Britain’s most successful mountaineers. This fascinating exhibition is not just celebrating Chris’s life and mountaineering career, but how the landscape and mountaineering community has changed and left a mark on him.

For the first time, personal items from Sir Chris Bonington’s collection, which have never before been seen in public, will form part of this tribute to a quite remarkable life. Sir Chris Bonington said: “I think the thing that excites me about the exhibition, and what I am most looking forward to, is sharing it with people. Because having all of these things, the experiences over the years in a very tangible form and a very memorable form, from artefacts, to bits of old gear, from bits of stories and the pictures, it’s going to mean an immense amount to me.

Venue: Keswick Museum

MAN AND MOUNTAIN: CHRIS BONINGTON

Accessibility Information

In our newly renovated building, we have tried to provide facilities accessible to all.

A brief list of what we provide:

  • Free entry to registered carers
  • Wheelchair accessible throughout except for the Research Room. All booked researchers will be still be able to access the material which they require.
  • Plenty of hands-on exhibits
  • Access toilet
  • Hearing loops in meeting rooms
  • Large Print text for Victorian Gallery
  • Assistance dogs allowed throughout the building