Keswick Mountain Festival May 2016

    The weekend of Friday May 20th through to Sunday 22nd saw a small but loyal band of CAN volunteers manning a stall of Nepalese goods in the Trade Marquee at the 2016 Festival.   Denise Prior and I also want to thank David for his help in setting up the stall on Thursday afternoon and for bringing his magical tool box without which we would have been stuck.  Angy...
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26th May – Antarctica revealed by Dr Huw Lewis-Jones & Prof David Vaughan

The Himalayan Trust UK present the 8th Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first trans-Antarctic crossing, which included Sir Edmund Hillary and George Lowe in the teams, and the dawn of modern Antarctic science.  A fund raising event for The Himalayan Trust UK www.himalayantrust.co.uk When: Thurs 26th May at 7.00 pm.  Exhibition Road doors and cash bar...
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18th May – Best of Kendal Mountain Film Festival – at the RGS in London

The best action and adventure films from around the world! Each year the very best films from Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked by Porter’s Progress UK  as they proudly host the Best of Kendal World Film Tour. Experience the essence and inspiration of Kendal with a selection of the hottest action sports and adventure films.  Fundraising event for Porters’ Progress UK. When:...
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Catbells Festival of Light

The ‘Catbells Festival of Light for Community Action Nepal’ took place on Saturday 23rd April with the aim of raising vital funds for Nepali earthquake victims and also putting the post earthquake rebuild back into the public eye.  Over 500 people attended the event,  Through donations, raffle ticket sales, cake sales by Little Chamonix Café and map sales by Rivers Publishing, over...
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The Catbells Festival of Light for Community Action Nepal – Sat 23rd April

On Saturday 23rd April Lakeland Mountain Guides will host The Catbells Festival of Light for Community Action Nepal. Keen to get the Nepal Earthquake back in people’s minds One Year On, they’re going for something even more extravagant than Blencathra by Moonlight for Community Action Nepal, which they hosted in June 2015 and raised no less than £5k. The aim of this evening is to...
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Everest the Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE, Colne, Lancs, 5th October – save the date

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...
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Everest the Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE in Bristol on 25th October – save the date

The Esser Memorial Lecture, Bristol Speleological Society.  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...
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Everest The Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE at Moel Siabod Café, Conwy on 8th October

Proceeds from the talk will go to support the work of CAN. Doug 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 forty years ago. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as ‘Everest the Hard Way’. Doug went on to make over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He...
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FUNDRAISING LUNCH PARTIES in BANBURY

Ingram and Hywel Lloyd supported CAN’s earthquake appeal in November and February through the hosting of 10 lunches at their home – Ingram catered for 102 friends in total, an extraordinary achievement.  On offer was a main course with dessert and a glass of wine [additional glasses available but donation requested- and more wine was drunk as you can imagine!] and the Lloyds have...
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ONE YEAR ON – CAN REFERENCE AND PROGRESS REPORT

After a great deal of thoughtful preparation Doug has just signed off on his report which brings the history of Community Action Nepal up to date with important post-earthquake project restoration news. View the embedded version below, or download to read later. Through the writing of this report Doug’s intention was not only to thank everyone for helping  support CAN over so many years,...
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