A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE
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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's Osgood Cafe will be serving a Nepalese food from lunchtime and in the evening. Their Head Gardener will be taking a guided tour of the Garden 'A Walk Around The World' with special focus on Nepal at 2.00 pm, as part of a Focus on Nepal Day supported by Inverewe Garden and the National Trust for Scotland. As well as the talk by Doug and Nepalese refreshments, the evening event will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and mountain posters of some of Doug's photographs. Doug’s talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also sign copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About.