Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Chris Bonington, British Mountaineering Legend

Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Chris Bonington, British Mountaineering Legend

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A comfortable pair of walking boots

They want to be light with a good, flexible sole--I favour the Berghaus Explorer boots.

* Info: www.berghaus.com

Twin ski poles

An absolute essential to protect knees and hips The Brasher Titanium light poles are great

* Info: www.brasher.co.uk

Good insulation from the ground

There's nothing like the Therm-A-Rest from Cascade Designs--it's a compact, lightweight cross between the old lilo and a foam mat--essential for a good night's sleep It's worth taking their puncture kit and Z-lite closed-cell foam mat too. It gives extra protection from sharp objects and it can be difficult locate a puncture.

* Info: www.thermarest.com

Swiss Army knife

Not the biggest, but one with scissors, screwdrivers (including Philips head), can opener and tweezers

* Info: www.victorinox.com

A sufficiently warm sleeping bag with zip

There's nothing worse titan being too cold or hot at night. The zip enables you to ventilate when it's too warm in the early stages of an approach march I favour the Berghaus Glacier Plus bag

* Info: www. …

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