Peter Pete David Boardman (1950-1982)
The Graduate
Boardman became famous in 1975 when he summited Everest at a time when it was still considered a big deal. Despite this success, Boardman felt he had to prove something to his peers. ‘For the paranoid, guilt-ridden Everester, his pockets prostituted with silver from posters and entrance fees, every climbing pub holds in waiting a taunting knot of lads, equally deserving, who have not had that lucky break in the clouds when the golden hand of Chris Bonington» descends, heralding one to high snows and easy money of which one has only previously dreamt.’