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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

Money will go to 'Community Action Nepal'

Sir Chris Bonington has decided to auction off the Olympic torch he carried to the summit of mount Snowdon, in order to raise money for charity.

His friend and fellow mountaineer, Doug Scott, founded 'Community Action Nepal', a charity which helps support the mountain people of Nepal.

The Olympic Torch is currently being auctioned through open online bids, with the climax of the auction coming at a special mountaineering lecture and fund raising event at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 14th November.

Bids can be placed through the Community Action Nepal website.