Legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott, will be telling the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain by its massive South West Face in September 1975. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as ‘Everest the Hard Way’.
Using a lightweight approach, Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career – making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He also felt a need to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him achieve these climbs. He did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update of the progress being made with the reconstruction of CAN’s health and schools projects, which were so badly damaged by the Nepal earthquake in 2015.
Before the talk and during the interval there will be a raffle and sale of Nepalese goods, posters and signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing and selling the first volume of his autobiography ‘Up And About’. Proceeds from the talk will go towards supporting the work of Community Action Nepal.
Date and time: Tuesday 25th October at 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm)
Venue: Bristol University SU, Anson Room, 105 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LN
Tickets: £15 and will be available from Stanfords, 29 Corn St, Avon, Bristol BS1 1HT from September.
Or book online through www.wildernesslectures.com from September.
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Access: There is on street parking in and around Clifton and the University campus but this can be difficult, the area around the Union is a residents parking zone which ends at 9.00 pm. There are car parks at West End Car Park, on Jacob’s Wells Road BS8 1EH (7′ walk estimate), Trenchard Street BS1 5AN (20′ walk estimate) and Clifton Down Shopping Centre BS8 2NN (10′ walk estimate). Please allow sufficient time to get to the venue. The nearest bus stop is Victoria Square, served by the No8 from Temple Meads station which should take about 30′ depending on traffic or a No 9 service to Queens Avenue and a 7′ walk; or a No 1 or No2 bus to Triangle West and a7′ walk. From the Bus Station regular services 2, 40 & 41 go to the Triangle with a 7′ walk to the venue. (All journey advice was from Google Maps 20th May – please check before departures)