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.
# Weds 28 Oct Henley-on-Thames, Kenton Theatre click here for tickets / 01491 575698
# Mon 2 Nov Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn click here for tickets / 01743 281281
**Tues 3 Nov London, Royal Geographical Society click here for tickets / 07986 372558
# Weds 4 Nov Llandudno, Venue Cymru click here for tickets / 01492 872000
# Thurs 5 Nov Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Southsea click here for tickets / 023 9282 8282
# Sun 8 Nov Southend-on-Sea, Palace Theatre click here for tickets / 01702 351135
# Tues 24 Nov Oxford University, Museum of Natural History click here for tickets / 01865 778536
# In support of Community Action Nepal ** Mount Everest Foundation and Porters’ Progress UK
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 with 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.
Biographical note: Stephen Venables 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. www.stephenvenables.com