Stories of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss run deep through this intimate journey of one mans dream. The drive for exploration is echoed in the first British ascent of the north wall of the Eiger, new routes on Mont Blanc, the ascent of The Old Man of Hoy and then to the greater ranges where he is the first to stand on the virgin summits of Annapurna 2, Nuptse and the Central Tower of Paine, followed by landmark expedition success on the South Face of Annapurna and Everest South West face.
The film looks retrospectively, from his rock climbing days in the UK through to visionary ascents on the high peaks of the Himalaya and shares the remarkable and poignant life of one of the worlds best-known mountaineers – Sir Chris Bonington.
Featuring extensive interviews with Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Paul Braithwaite, Hamish MacInnes, Charlie Clarke and Jim Fotheringham. With original music composed by Harry Whalley.