Sir Chris Bonington CBE
Honorary Doctorate - 1998
Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's most famous mountaineer and one of the greatest climbers in the world. He has led and taken part in 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest which he climbed at the age of 50.
He is the author of various best-selling books, videos and television programmes and a pioneer in the use of modern technologies to plan, organise and solve logistical problems for communication.