CAN Mountain Arts Festival and Kendal Film Festival 2015

It’s been a hectic few months for the events team at CAN. This has included organising the major nationwide lecture series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Doug’s ascent of Everest South West Face and more recently CAN’s inaugural Mountain Arts Festival at Rheged, Penrith and CAN’s participation in the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Full reports will be posted  shortly...


Come and join the 40th anniversary celebrations at the Hereford Left Bank on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 from 6 pm to 11...

Mountain Arts Festival, Rheged Centre, Cumbria 6 – 8 November

A weekend celebrating the mountains and uplands and exploring how they inspire the practice of walking artists, painters, sculptors, writers and poets, thinkers, film makers, photographers, singers and other artists and performers. Featuring: Sir Chris Bonington, Hamish Fulton, Simon Pierse, Phil Bartlett, Brian Thompson, Doug Scott, Julie Summers, Stephen Goodwin, Andrew Greig, Andy Parkin, Jim...

Stephen Venables’ Life After Everest lecture tour

After climbing a new route up the world’s highest mountain, reaching the summit alone without oxygen and surviving a record bivouac at 28,000 feet, you might think that Stephen Venables would have decided to hang up his boots.  Far from it.  Record-breaking success on Everest was just the preparation for many more adventures around the world. # Weds 28 Oct     Henley-on-Thames, Kenton...

Everest the Hard Way – 40th anniversary lecture tour continues

There are only four more opportunities to hear Doug deliver an exciting overview of the  historic 1975 expedition: Birmingham Town Hall on 9 Nov; Kendal Brewery Arts Centre on 11 Nov; Salford Quays The Lowry 16 Nov; and Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on 23 Nov, so hurry now to book your tickets. A 40th anniversary brochure has also been produced which will be on sale – Doug will be happy to...

Everest the Hard Way – Oxford and London

All tickets have been sold at Oxford for this event so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to share in the celebrations of this landmark achievement forty ago by attending the following evening in London. Tickets are available from Eventbrite Click here to purchase a ticket In this illustrated lecture, Sir Chris Bonington CBE, Doug Scott CBE, Pertemba Sherpa, Paul “Tut”...

Heswall Festival Event – Tuesday 6th October 2015

Doug is delighted to be involved with the Heswall Arts Festival which is being organised by the local Rotary Club who are working hard to ensure the evening will be a great success. Unusually Doug’s talk will be preceded by a very special preview of “Ice Picks and Violets” a musical biography of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, told in song and verse. This has been written by Dean Johnson...

ClimbForCAN Auction 26th June

GRAB A BARGAIN and help Nepal at the Climb For CAN Auction 26th June Climb For CAN has so far raised more than £36,000….. a fantastic achievement. The fundraising continues this Friday 26th June with a special (free to attend) charity auction and lecture in Keswick at the King Kong Climbing Centre. The Auction: Berghaus have donated a range of outdoor gear for auction including the down...

NEWS on 2015 Lectures and Events

There is a full and busy year ahead with the office planning for Doug’s upcoming lectures starting with the Keswick Mountain Festival on Thursday May 14th when he talks about his ground breaking light weight ascent of Kangchenjunga – click here for information and tickets – through to the exciting lectures in Oxford [Wednesday 23rd September] and London [Thursday 24th...

LECTURE: Oxford, 23rd Sept. 2015 ‘First Ascent of Everest South West Face – 40th Anniversary Event’


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