All tickets have been sold at Oxford for this event so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to share in the celebrations of this landmark achievement forty ago by attending the following evening in London. Tickets are available from Eventbrite
In this illustrated lecture, Sir Chris Bonington CBE, Doug Scott CBE, Pertemba Sherpa, Paul “Tut” Braithwaite, Mike Thompson and Dr. Charlie Clarke will share memories and reflections of their historic achievement forty years after the event.
Recollections will be shared about the physical and psychological challenges faced by the team on the mountain, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston’s successful summit bid and epic bivouac and the sad loss of Mick Burke a day later.
Peter Boardman and Pertemba’s successful summit achievement a day or so later,and their harrowing descent will also be remembered. Sir Chris Bonington and other members of the 1975 British team will re-evaluate their achievement and assess how it marked the end of an era dominated by big expeditions and prepared the way for a new alpine climbing style in the Himalaya.
Drinks: Cash bar in the Map Room from 18.00 to 19.00 and in the Interval.
Entrance: Please use the Exhibition Road entrance
Event information: From CAN’s London base: Denise Prior T: 07986 372558 E: email@example.com