Lecture: Oxford 19th November 2013 ‘First in the Himalaya’

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Date and time: Tuesday 19th November 2013   Time: 7.00pm   Sorry but this lecture is now SOLD OUT (as Nov 8th).  Tickets available for London and Derby events.

Vene: Oxford University, Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW

Lecture Title: “First in the Himalaya’

World class mountaineers Kurt Diemberger (Austria), Robert Schauer (Austria) and Doug Scott CBE, three of  the greatest  Himalayan climbing pioneers, visit Oxford to tell of their epic adventures and mountaineering firsts, superbly illustrated by stunning photography.

Kurt Diemberger made the first ascent of Broad Peak (8047 m) in 1957 with Herman Buhl, without the use of bottled oxygen or high altitude porters – in ‘West Alpine Style’ as Buhl called it. With a Swiss team he then made the first ascent of Dhualagiri (8167 m) in 1960, again without bottled oxygen. Diemberger, now in his 80’s, continues to travel the world speaking, filming and writing about mountains  and  was awarded a ‘mountaineering Oscar’ – the  Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Robert Schauer has made ascents of some of world’s most difficult climbs, including five of the world’s 8000 m peaks – Everest, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, Makalu and Hidden Peak. However, his first ascent of Gasherbrum IV West Face (7925 m) in 1985 is his stand out climb. With his climbing partner Wojciech Kurtyka he spent 10 days climbing the so called ‘Shining Wall’ in lightweight alpine style – to this day this fearsome climb has not been repeated!

Doug Scott CBE is most famous for his  celebrated South West Face of Everest climb in 1975 on Sir Chris Bonington’s major expedition. However, small lightweight alpine style first ascents have been his passion. Scott’s first ascent of the Ogre (7285 m) in 1977, and the epic tale of survival after an accident on the descent, his first ascent of Kangchenjunga North Ridge  (8598 m) in 1979 and his first ascent of Shishapangma South West Face (8046 m) in 1982 have ensured his place in mountaineering history.

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Info from: Community Action Nepal Tel: 01768 484842

Tickets/Booking:  Sorry but this lecture is now SOLD OUT (as Nov 8th).  Tickets available for London and Derby events.

Tickets still available for London event 20th Nov  (tickets from www.worldexpeditions.co.uk) and Derby event 21st Nov (ticket box office: 01332 255 800)

£15.00  available from Phil Powell – Tel: 01865 778 536 OR send a cheque payable to ‘CAN’ and a SAE to First in the Himalaya, 43 Annesley Rd, Oxford OX4 4JH OR from Blacks, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1EA (cash only)

 

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