British mountaineer Mick Fowler is the winner of three Piolet d’Ors, undoubtedly the most prestigious award in mountaineering. In this illustrated lecture for Community Action Nepal [CAN] Mick will talk about the challenges and excitement of making the first ascent of Gave Ding [6571m], with his fellow climber Paul Ramsden. Their groundbreaking climb in October 2015 was in one of the remotest regions in Nepal in a valley that had never been visited by westerners. Mick describes the ascent as a real adventure requiring both climbers to draw on gut instinct. In honour of their efforts both climbers were awarded the Piolet d’Or in 2016 for an unprecedented third time.
They first won the award in 2003 for opening up the North Face of Siguniang [6250m] in China and again in 2013 for their ascent of the Prow of Shiva in India.
This earthquake appeal lecture will be introduced by another Piolet d’Or winner, Doug Scott CBE, who will talk about Mick’s achievements and give an update about CAN’s work in Nepal in response to the 2015 earthquakes.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 22 November at 7 pm.
Venue: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW.
Tickets by post from: Phil Powell, 43 Annesley Road, Oxford OX4 4JH. Please send sae with cheque made payable to CAN. Tickets are also available in Oxford from Elmer Cotton, 18 – 19 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH.
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