Bonita has pushed the limits of human outdoor endeavour in the most extreme environments on earth
BONITA'S PAST ADVENTUREs
Mt Manaslu 8156m, september 2009
On the 28th September 2009 Bonita stood on the fore-summit of Mt Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. It was her first 8000m peak expedition and toughest to date.
mt everest 8848m, may 2010
6 months after Mt Manaslu, Bonita found herself at Everest base camp staring up in awe at the bulk of the highest mountain in the world.
Bonita and her team weaved their way up the hill over a 4 week period, and finally stood on the summit on the 17th May 2010. She had a marathon climb from 7000m to the summit. It took 26 hours with only a few hours rest at camp 4 before setting off into the night and climbing through minus 40* temperatures.
The north pole, april 2011
A year after climbing Mt Everest, Bonita set off on an expedition to ski to the geographic North Pole. It took her team 8 days from the Russian owned camp Barneo to reach 90*. they battled extreme cold and negative drift from the sea currents. They were completely self sufficient, carrying all their food and equipment in sleds called "Pulks".
ama dablam, november 2011
mt lhotse 8516m, may 2012
When Bonita arrived back at Everest base camp in the Spring of 2012 to attempt to climb Everest's neighbour and the world's 4th highest peak, Lhotse, her peers were telling her that her chances of reaching the summit were slim.
next adventure, summer 2016
Bonita will set off for the highest mountains in the world again this Summer, to attempt another 8000m peak and the toughest expedition of her life.