Bonington repeats famous climb aged 80

Sir Chris Bonington, the Uk's best known mountaineer has successfully repeated one of his most famous climbs, a few weeks after his 80th birthday.

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Sir Chris Bonington repeats epic climb

The iconic sea stack was first climbed by Sir Chris in 1967 Credit: Berghaus
Warning about the risks of climbing the landmark Credit: Berghaus

Weeks after his 80th birthday, Sir Chris Bonington has successfully completed a climb of the Old Man of Hoy to mark the occasion.

The iconic sea stack of the cost of Hoy on the Orkney Islands, Scotland, was first climbed by Bonington in 1967.

Fellow climber Leo Houlding with the famous mountaineer Credit: Berghaus
Happy 80th Birthday Sir Chris Bonington Credit: Berghaus
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