Tall tales, high jinks, high stakes and diminishing returns. The magic and madness of climbing’s last mavericks. The stories of mountaineering’s wild men – Aleister Crowley, Dougal Haston, Sandy Irvine, George Mallory, Doug Scott, Don Whillans – and the songs inspired by them.
‘The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.’ Aleister Crowley
‘You guys going up? You may be going a lot higher than you think!’ Don Whillans
‘If you want to climb it badly enough, you. So…why bother?’ Doug Scott
Featuring excerpts from Icepicks and Violets, with contributions from Doug Scott CBE and other guest voices.
Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting Community Action Nepal. Before the event and during the interval there will be a sale of Nepalese goods and signed framed mountain prints. Doug will be signing copies of the first volume of his autobiography ‘ Up and About’.
Monday 21st November at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.30 pm).
Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CM1 2DD
Further information from CAN office 01768 484842 or Dean Johnson on 07539 371925.
Tickets: £14.50. Or £15.99 (incl. booking fee) Online. Book Here.