Community Action Nepal is delighted to announce that Stephen Venables is presenting this lecture in Oxford in support of CAN. Stephen is one of the most well-known and respected mountaineers of his generation, a past president of the Alpine Club and the South Georgia Association, as well as being an accomplished writer, broadcaster and public speaker. Doug welcomes Stephen’s involvement and looks forward to closer collaboration in the future.
Stephen writes that LIFE AFTER EVEREST – The adventure continues is the culmination of many adventures which are shared in his wonderful lecture.
After climbing a new route up the world’s highest mountain, reaching the summit alone without oxygen and surviving a record bivouac at 28,000 feet, you might think that Stephen Venables would have decided to hang up his boots. Far from it. Record-breaking success on Everest was just the preparation for many more adventures around the world.
This new show, illustrated with stunning images, includes the tale of Stephen’s narrow escape from death in the Indian Himalaya. When an abseil anchor failed, he plummeted 300 feet down the mountain and found himself wiith two broken legs on a remote glacier 5,800 metres above sea level. Luckily he was with four of the best Himalayan climbers in the world, including Chris Bonington.
Other enthralling stories in Stephen’s talk include first ascents in Nepal, rock climbing from the Arctic to the Namib desert, and his most recent sailing expeditions to the coastal mountains of Tierra del Fuego, South Georgia and Antarctica.
Climbing with such legendary figures as Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner and John Roskelley, and following in the steps of explorers like Ernest Shackleton, Stephen continues to embrace a life of adventure amongst some of the most remote, beautiful landscapes on earth.
TICKETS – £15.00 – can be purchased from ELMER COTTON SPORTS at 19 TURL STREET, OXFORD – cash only or from the ticketing organisation Eventbrite: Please click the link for ticketing information
VENUE: Stephen’s talk will take place at the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in OXFORD PARKS ROAD, OX1 3PW at 7.00 pm.