EVEREST’S DEADLIEST DAY – PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE APRIL 18TH AVALANCHE ON MT. EVEREST TO BE HELD AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY ON OCTOBER 9, 2014
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London Date: Thursday October 9th Time: 7.00pm
On October 9th, a panel of the UK’s top mountaineers will be discussing the events leading up to the recent avalanche on the South face Mt. Everest that killed 16 climbing Sherpas, and what this means for the future of Himalayan climbing and the economy Nepal. This event will be a fundraiser for the dZi Foundation, and all proceeds will go to supporting remote communities near Mt. Everest.
The panel discussion will include multi-media presentations, and will be moderated by Ben Ayers – a resident of Nepal for the past 15 years, and pioneer of the labor rights movement for expedition workers through his work with the local NGO, Porters’ Progress. He is currently the Nepal Country Director for the dZi Foundation.
The panelists include Doug Scott, CBE – who, with Dougal Haston, became the first Brit to successfully summit Mt. Everest in 1975 and is considered the father of alpine-style mountaineering. Rebecca Stephens is the first British woman to summit Mt. Everest and is also the Chair of the Himalayan Trust, UK.
Dawa Steven Sherpa – a tourism entrepreneur and two-time Everest summiteer – will be traveling from Nepal to participate in the discussion. Ed Douglas is a noted mountaineering journalist and author of many books including – Tenzing: Hero of Everest. Simon Lowe rounds out the panel and will share his experience managing Jagged Globe Expeditions – one of the largest and oldest operators on Mt. Everest.
The event will include a raffle for equipment from our event sponsor Marmot, along with opportunities to meet and mingle with the panelists.
Tickets £20.00 are available online via World Expeditions (www.worldexpeditions.co.uk) or via phone with Jagged Globe (0333 323 9699).Go Back