ARRAN
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

ARRAN

  • High School

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets available from www.visitarran.com or contact andrew@arranactive.co.uk or jo@sylvania.org.uk

Telephone: 01770 302113

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

ULLAPOOL
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

ULLAPOOL

  • The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets available from macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com

Telephone: 01854 613336

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

INVEREWE GARDEN
Jul
7
7:30 pm19:30

INVEREWE GARDEN

  • INVEREWE GARDEN & ESTATE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Please ring 01445 712071 for ticket enquiries 

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

DUNKELD
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

DUNKELD

  • Birnam Arts

BIRNAM ARTS 

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information from www.birnamarts.com  Telephone: 01350 727674

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

OBAN
Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

OBAN

  • Corran Halls

Corran Halls, Esplanade Court

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE in aid of CAN and The Roses Trust

For more information: www.corranhalls@argyll-bute.gov.uk  Telephone: 01631 567333

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

ULVERSTON  Coronation Hall
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

ULVERSTON Coronation Hall

  • Coronation Hall

The Coro, Ulverston

Tickets available from the Box Office

Box Office Telephone number: 01229 587140

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

NOTTINGHAM
Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

NOTTINGHAM

  • Broadway Cinema

BROADWAY CINEMA, 14-18 BROAD STREET

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticketing information from www.broadway.org.uk  Telephone: 0115 9526611

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

COLNE
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

COLNE

  • Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

PENDLE HIPPODROME

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information from phtheatre.co.uk or telephone the Box Office: 01282 863210 Regrettably, the direct link to the Box Office to book online has not yet been set up for Doug's lecture and will be posted as soon as the link becomes available.

In the meantime you can book at at Central Garage (Fence), Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, 01282 617315.

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

KENDAL
Oct
5
7:30 pm19:30

KENDAL

  • Brewery Arts Centre

BREWERY ARTS CENTRE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticketting information to follow.  Box Office telephone number: 01539 725133

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

BUXTON
Oct
7
7:30 pm19:30

BUXTON

  • Buxton Opera House

OPERA HOUSE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets will be on sale from the Box Office beginning of May.

Tel: 01298 72190

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

KESWICK
Oct
15
7:30 pm19:30

KESWICK

  • Theatre by the Lake

THEATRE BY THE LAKE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets: www.theatrebythelake.com    Box office: 01768 774411

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

INVERNESS
Oct
24
7:30 pm19:30

INVERNESS

  • Eden Court Theatre

EDEN COURT

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information: www.eden-court.co.uk  Telephone: 01463 234234

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

ARBROATH
Oct
25
7:30 pm19:30

ARBROATH

  • Webster Theatre

WEBSTER THEATRE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket enquiries: www.webstertheatre.co.uk Telephone: 01241 435800

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

STIRLING
Oct
26
7:30 pm19:30

STIRLING

  • Albert Halls

ALBERT HALLS

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information: www.culturestirling.org  Telephone: 01786 473544

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

ISLE OF LEWIS, STORNAWAY
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

ISLE OF LEWIS, STORNAWAY

  • Stornaway

FACLAN BOOK FESTIVAL 

Doug is delighted to be able to take part in this exciting literary festival held on the beautiful island of Lewis - set in the Outer Hebrides.

Roddy Murray, who is the Head of Visual Arts and Literature at Lanntair and the Festival Organiser, has confirmed the theme for this year's festival will be Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule roughly translates as "off the map" which makes for an extremely exciting event.

More details and how to book tickets can be found on the Festival website, faclan.org or by telephone: 01851 708480.

In the meantime Roddy's contact details are roddy@lanntair.com and the festival website is www.lanntair.com 

HOLMFIRTH
Oct
30
7:30 pm19:30

HOLMFIRTH

  • Picturedrome

PICTUREDROME

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information: info@picturedrome.net

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

DERBY
Oct
31
7:30 pm19:30

DERBY

  • Derby LIVE

Derby LIVE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket information: boxoffice@derby.gov.uk

[Direct link to ticket sales for Doug's talk will be posted when available]

Telephone number: 01332 255800

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

RHYL
Nov
1
7:30 pm19:30

RHYL

  • The Pavilion

Y PAFILIWN/THE PAVILION

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets from the Box Office

Telephone: 01745 330000

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

CARDIGAN
Nov
2
7:00 pm19:00

CARDIGAN

  • Theatre Mwldwan

THEATRE MWLDWAN

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket availability: mwldan.co.uk  

 Telephone: 01239 621200

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

BUILTH WELLS
Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

BUILTH WELLS

  • Wyeside Arts Centre

WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Tickets: www.wyeside.co.uk Telephone: 01982 552555

Tickets for Doug's talk have not yet been listed on the Box Office so link to follow

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

SWANSEA
Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

SWANSEA

  • Taliesin Arts Centre

TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

More information: www.taliesinartscentre

Telephone: 01792 602060

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

CARDIFF
Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

CARDIFF

  • Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum

REARDON SMITH THEATRE, NATIONAL MUSEUM CARDIFF

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

By Doug Scott CBE

A joint lecture with IPPG UK [International Porter Protection Group UK]

Tickets available through Eventbrite

For information available from 07986 372558

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

CHESTER
Nov
8
7:00 pm19:00

CHESTER

  • University of Chester

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=31412459512

ABERYSTWYTH
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

ABERYSTWYTH

  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket availability to follow

Further information from Gill Ogden at The Arts Centre 01970 621512 or Denise Prior at CAN 0208 962 0017

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

CAPEL CURIG
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

CAPEL CURIG

  • Moel Siabod Cafe

Moel Siabod Cafe 

A Crawl Down the Ogre

Tickets are on sale from EVENTBRITE

Further information from moelsiabodcafe.co.uk or by phone: 01690 720429

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

 

LINCOLN, NORTH HYKEHAM
Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

LINCOLN, NORTH HYKEHAM

  • Terry O'Toole Theatre

Further information from the theatre's website, www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk or 01522 883311.

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

OXFORD
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

OXFORD

  • Oxford University, Museum of Natural History

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - OXFORD

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

An evening with Sir Chris Bonington & Doug Scott CBE

Tickets are £25 each and are available for purchase in three ways:

* BY POST  from Phil Powell, 43 Annesley Road, Oxford OX4 4JH. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with a cheque and telephone number

* IN OXFORD from Elmer Cotton Sports Oxford, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH (cash only)

* ONLINE through Eventbrite (at £27.14 incl. booking fee)

The Ogre - image taken in 1977

The Ogre - image taken in 1977

Doug Scott and Chris Bonington's undoubted mountaineering high point was their collaboration in making the first ascent of Everest by its enormous South West Face: Everest, The Hard Way. But their greatest adventure was undoubtedly the first ascent, accident and then escape from The Ogre. This is an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore.

The Ogre [7,285m] is the most difficult of the world's high mountains to climb. In 1977 Doug and Chris made the first ascent after very difficult rock climbing that extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. The subsequent descent, in the dark, immediately became an epic; while abseiling off the summit block Doug slipped on water ice and swung, then smashed into the cliff he had just climbed, breaking both legs just above the ankles. A storm blew in lasting five days during which time Chris smashed his ribs and contracted pneumonia. It took eight hard days to reach Base Camp and that was only made possible by the selfless support of Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine.

It was 24 years before there was a second ascent of The Ogre.

Their escape is one of mountaineering’s greatest ever epics and Doug and Chris will come together in Oxford, London and Birmingham for three very special evening lectures to tell of their amazing adventure.

Proceeds from the talk will help fund the reconstruction of CAN’s projects damaged or destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes in 2015.  Doug will update the audience on the project being made with the projects.  There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and cards before each talk and during the intervals. Each talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Chris and Doug will be signing copies of their books, including Doug’s award-winning autobiography Up and About’ and Chris’s newly published autobiography ‘Ascent’.

 

LONDON
Nov
22
7:00 pm19:00

LONDON

  • Royal Geographical Society

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY - LONDON

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

An evening with Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott CBE

Tickets are £25 each and on sale in two ways:

* BY POST from Denise Prior, 113 Lothrop Street, London W10 4JA. Please send stamped addressed envelope with cheque and telephone number (email deniseprior@canepal.org.uk for further information)

* ONLINE from Eventbrite  (£27.14 including booking fee)

The Ogre, image taken in 1977

The Ogre, image taken in 1977

Doug Scott and Chris Bonington’s undoubted mountaineering highpoint was their collaboration in making the first ascent of Everest by its enormous South West Face – Everest: The Hard Way. But their greatest adventure was undoubtedly the first ascent, accident and then escape from The Ogre. This is an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore.

The Ogre (7,285m) is the most difficult of the world’s high mountains to climb.  In 1977 Doug Scott and Chris Bonington made the first ascent after very difficult rock climbing that extended the boundaries of what has been achieve before at that altitude. The subsequent descent in the dark immediately became an epic; while abseiling off the summit block Doug slipped on water ice and swung, then smashed into the cliff he had just climbed, breaking both legs just above the ankles. A storm blew in lasting five days, during which time Chris smashed his ribs and contracted pneumonia. It took eight hard days to reach Base Camp, only made possible by the selfless support of Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine.

It was 24 years before there was a second ascent of The Ogre.

Their escape is one of mountaineering’s greatest ever epics and Doug and Chris will come together in Oxford, London and Birmingham for three very special evening lectures to tell of their amazing adventure.

Proceeds from the talk will help fund the reconstruction of CAN’s projects damaged or destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes in 2015.  Doug will update the audience on the project being made with the projects.  There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and cards before each talk and during the intervals. Each talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Chris and Doug will be signing copies of their books, including Doug’s award-winning autobiography Up and About’ and Chris’s newly published autobiography ‘Ascent’.

BIRMINGHAM
Nov
23
7:30 pm19:30

BIRMINGHAM

  • Town Hall

TOWN HALL, BIRMINGHAM

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

An Evening with Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott CBE

Ticket availability to be advised

The Ogre, image taken in 1977

The Ogre, image taken in 1977

Doug Scott and Chris Bonington’s undoubted mountaineering highpoint was their collaboration in making the first ascent of Everest by its enormous South West Face – Everest: The Hard Way. But their greatest adventure was undoubtedly the first ascent, accident and then escape from The Ogre. This is an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore.

The Ogre (7,285m) is the most difficult of the world’s high mountains to climb.  In 1977 Doug Scott and Chris Bonington made the first ascent after very difficult rock climbing that extended the boundaries of what has been achieve before at that altitude. The subsequent descent in the dark immediately became an epic; while abseiling off the summit block Doug slipped on water ice and swung, then smashed into the cliff he had just climbed, breaking both legs just above the ankles. A storm blew in lasting five days, during which time Chris smashed his ribs and contracted pneumonia. It took eight hard days to reach Base Camp, only made possible by the selfless support of Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine.

It was 24 years before there was a second ascent of The Ogre.

Their escape is one of mountaineering’s greatest ever epics and Doug and Chris will come together in Oxford, London and Birmingham for three very special evening lectures to tell of their amazing adventure.

Proceeds from the talk will help fund the reconstruction of CAN’s projects damaged or destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes in 2015.  Doug will update the audience on the project being made with the projects.  There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and cards before each talk and during the intervals. Each talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Chris and Doug will be signing copies of their books, including Doug’s award-winning autobiography Up and About’ and Chris’s newly published autobiography ‘Ascent’.

STROUD
Nov
26
7:00 pm19:00

STROUD

  • The Subscription Rooms

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Ticket availability to follow

Further information from Denise Prior at CAN 0208 962 0017 or subscriptionrooms.org.uk/01453 760900.

This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug + Team's successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount how, as he abseiled from just below the summit, he slammed into the rock, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles and then had to crawl back down the mountain. This epic journey took eight days. With the selfless support from the other team members, Sir Chris Bonington, Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland they eventually descended to the glacier and relative safety. Except the adventure did not end there as there was a five day wait for the stretcher party to pick up Doug and, when the helicopter did eventually fly everyone out, it crash landed at Skardu. 

Nov
29
7:30 pm19:30

LONDON

  • Royal Geographical Society

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

MICK FOWLER & VIC SAUNDERS

in support of Mount Everest Foundation, Porters Progress and CAN 

Ticket availability to be advised.


May
11
7:00 pm19:00

LEYBURN, TENNANTS

  • Tennants

LEYBURN, TENNANTS

AN ADVENTURERS EVENING

with

Doug Scott CBE and Ian Rowe

Doug will be talking about his mountaineering experiences and Ian about his endeavour to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat.

After successfully reaching the summit of The Ogre 40 years ago, Doug smashed both legs above the ankles after an abseil went badly wrong. He literally had to crawl back down the mountain to the relative safety of the glacier below - a journey which took 8 days.

Ian Rowe is a transatlantic rower who made the world's first attempt at the 3,000 mile unsupported crossing of the Atlantic from Africa to the Caribbean in under 30 days.  

To purchase tickets please call 01969 621146 or use the online booking form below via Tennants and Eventbrite - booking fees apply. 

Tennants will be opening their Restaurant before the event from 5:00 pm - booking is advised and reservations can be made on 01969 621146.

CHIPPING NORTON
Apr
4
7:45 pm19:45

CHIPPING NORTON

  • The Theatre

The Theatre Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

The Story of Climbing Everest

General Booking opens Monday 23rd January 

Click on link for theatre Box Office

Doug and the late Dougal Haston's first ascent of Everest's South West Face remains one of the most significant climbs in mountaineering history and made him the first Brit to conquer Everest. Doug will tell of how his life led up to this defining moment, where it took him upon his return, and will provide a very personal account of this legendary first ascent of the world's highest peak.

ANDOVER
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

ANDOVER

  • The Lights

The Lights, West Street, Andover SP10 1AH

Everest The Hard Way

Tickets are on sale from the Box Office ** at The Lights or phone 01264 368368

**For technical reasons it has not been possible to make a direct link to the box office. Please Google, The Lights Theatre, Andover or ring the Box Office direct on the number above.

Famous for his ascent of the South West face of Everest with Dougal Haston during Chris Bonnington's expedition of 1975, Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 40 peaks and has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents - the seven summits.

Doug's lectures are famous for his personal and thought provoking commentary, illustrated with his stunning photography of the world's most spectacular mountain landscapes.

 

 

LONDON, The Embassy of Nepal
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

LONDON, The Embassy of Nepal

  • The Embassy of Nepal

EVEREST THE HARD WAY

Location : THE EMBASSY OF NEPAL 

Tickets online here from Eventbrite

or contact deniseprior@canepal.org.uk

Legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott CBE, 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’.

On the descent their torches failed as they reverse climbed the Hillary Step, wind had blown snow into their steps and they were out of oxygen. Doug comments “the main thing was to get out of the wind so we dug a snow cave and sat on our rucksacks for the next nine hours in temperatures around minus 40°C. We managed to survive without sleeping bags, without oxygen and – as it turned out – without getting frostbite. The next result for me was to really widen the range of where and how I would climb in the future. I know for sure that from then on I would not be carrying cylinders of oxygen”.

Using a lightweight approach, Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career – making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He also felt a need to set out to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him achieve these climbs. He did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update on the progress made with reconstruction of CAN projects, such as health posts and schools, which were so badly damaged by the Nepal earthquake on 25 April 2015. Doug will also be signing copies of his award winning autobiography Up And About.

The talk accompanies an exhibition of paintings Return to Langtang by Stephen King www.stephenkinggaller.com which is open free of charge to the public 15 March-1 April (see websites below for opening times, etc.). Stephen will also be giving a talk of the same name on 16 March. The exhibition and both talks are being hosted by the Embassy of Nepal in London as a part of their bicentennial celebration of relations between Nepal and the UK.

Proceeds from the evening including 50% of the moneys raised from the sale of Stephen King’s paintings throughout the exhibition, will be donated to Community Action Nepal to help support its work. CAN has a long history in the Langtang.

The Embassy will open its doors at 6.15 pm. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be served before the talk and during the interval; a cash donation to cover the cost of this is requested.

Accessibility: please note that the Main Hall is accessible only by the front steps to the front floor of the Embassy. We regret it is not accessible by wheelchair, nor is it equipped with an induction loop for those with hearing impairments.

For further information about the talk and exhibition look on www.nepembassy.org.uk   or www.canepal.org.uk

 

STOCKTON-ON-TEES
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

STOCKTON-ON-TEES

  • Egglescliffe School

Clive Rowland's image highlights Doug's agonizing eight day descent down to the glacier.