Bonington named Hill Master

Public chose Sir Chris Bonington as Greatest Living British Hill Master in Brasher poll

Sir Chris Bonington has been chosen as the Greatest Living British Hill Master by the public in a poll organised by footwear brand Brasher to celebrate the relaunch of its Hillmaster range.

Bonington received over half of the votes, with Alan Hinkes voted in second place. Other names in the poll included Doug Scott, Joe Simpson and Cameron McNeish.

Bonington will now be presented with a specially-made trophy, while one voter will be chosen as the winner of a pair of new brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots.