The Kekoo Naoroji Book Award 2016

Doug was thrilled to receive news that the Jury have selected his autobiography, Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest as the winning entry for the Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature and gratefully received the congratulations from the Naoroji and Godrej families and the Himalayan Club. Doug will be travelling with Trish to collect his award in Mumbai on 18th February 2017. Doug’s...
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A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE – London, The Willis Building – Tues 11th Oct

Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, will be telling the story of his legendary ‘Crawl down the Ogre’, following the first ever ascent of ‘The Ogre’ in the Karakorum with Sir Chris Bonington in 1977. The Ogre is now recognized as one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. There is no easy way to the summit….or off it. This epic tale of hard climbing and survival has now become...
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Tragedy in North Gorkha

Everyone at CAN has been devastated by the news that a landslide, which swept across the path, overwhelmed three of our nurses as they were travelling from their health posts in North Gorkha en route to Kathmandu for training. The accident happened on Thursday, 22 September.     Tragically, Ranjana Basnet – pictured here in North Gorkha, is presumed dead. The landslide occured...
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SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER: DOG DAY – HUTTON IN THE FOREST at 2 pm

  Our annual celebration of Nepal’s Day of the Dog will take place this year on Sunday 2 October at Hutton in the Forest by kind permission of Lord and Lady Inglewood to whom we are very grateful for their kind hospitality. Come and join us on our sponsored walk to raise money for three Nepalese charities: Community Action Nepal, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre and the Kathmandu...
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Big Lottery funding – Hot off the Press!

Big Lottery funding – Hot off the Press!   CAN is very pleased to announce that we have just been awarded £202,400 by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The funding is part of the Big Lottery’s ‘Rebuilding Communities in Nepal’ Programme which is supporting development work in post-earthquake Nepal. Since the earthquake CAN has been working with many earthquake-affected mountain communities and work is...
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Everest The Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE – Holyhead, Uchendre Centre – Fri 7th Oct

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...
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Everest The Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE – Plymouth College – Thurs 27th Oct

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...
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Everest the Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE – Wimborne, Canford School – Sat 29th Oct

In support of Community Action Nepal, The Dai Rees Foundation and Life Support Nepal 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,...
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Reconstruction Progress Report – One Year On

Reconstruction progress report by WYG, one year after the devastating Nepal earthquake. View the embedded version below, or download to read...
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Everest The Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE – Exeter Barnfield Theatre – Weds 26th Oct

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...
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