Sir Chris, who said his mother Helen Storey was born in Wallasey and his grandfather Francis Storey was once mayor of Birkenhead, was invited to join a British-Indian-Nepalese mission to climb Annapurna II
This was the Japanese women's expedition to Annapurna II
, consisting of nine petite ladies and nine Sherpas to look after them.
His early ascents included Annapurna II
in 1960, Nuptse in 1961 and the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger in 1962.
In 1960 he was invited to join a British-Indian-Nepalese expedition and made the first ascent of Annapurna II
(7,937m) in Nepal.