HUDDERSFIELD CLIMBING CENTRE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

HUDDERSFIELD CLIMBING CENTRE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

As part of the Huddersfield Climbing Festival, celebrating the third birthday of the Huddersfield Climbing Centre, legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite will be giving a fascinating and humorous talk at the climbing wall and provide an insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest in 1975. 

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world's highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition led by Chris Bonington. 

Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller's prophesy given to Doug's mother that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching. 

Tut and Nick Estcourt played their part and paved the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical rock band at about 8,200 m. setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the rock band opened the way to the summit for the team but meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid. 

Doug went on to become one of Britain's greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His career spanned the golden age of British climbing from the 1960's boom in outdoor adventure to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Paul was one of the greatest Alpinists of his generation who went on to become a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became a President of the Alpine Club. 

This event, taking place on the third anniversary of the second earthquake to devastate Nepal in 2015, will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal. CAN was founded by Doug in 1995 and helps mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal. 

 Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning 'Up and About, Volume I' and 'The Ogre, Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent'.

This talk follows The Festival of Routes, a day of sponsored climbing between 10 am and 6 pm. Cost £1.00 per person per route payable on the day, which will include: 

  • Flash-18 Summer bouldering competition Round 1 (Score cards £1.00)
  • Leading Ladder Competition - with prizes (one day competition)
  • Knotted rope climb
  • Raffle

All donations from the day will go towards Community Action Nepal.

Tickets will also be on sale from the Huddersfield Climbing Centre reception.

For further information contact Denise Prior, email: deniseprior@canepal.org.uk or ring: 07986 372558.

TICKETS: £15.00 (General Admission) + £13.00 (Concessions to include groups of 10 plus; 65+; U18 or a studen). Tickets are available from Eventbrite (agency fees apply)

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BALLACHULISH: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with DOUG SCOTT and PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

BALLACHULISH: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with DOUG SCOTT and PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest in 1975. The lecture is in support of Community Action Nepal (CAN) and the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team (GCMRT).

At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug and his climbing partner Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s immense south-west face. As darkness fell, Doug and Dougal scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever – without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, frostbite. Surviving this unplanned bivouac widened the ranged of what and how Doug would climb in the future. It was also the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophecy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Tut, with his climbing partner Nick Estcourt, helped pave the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the Rock Band opened the way to the summit for the team but it also meant they had sacrificed their chance to make their own summit bid. 

Doug went on to become one of Britain's greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His climbing career spanned the golden age of British climbing from the 1960's boom in outdoor adventure, to the new wave of lightweight Alpinism throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Paul, one of the great Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director using his climbing skills to set up the firm, Vertical Access. Like Doug, Tut was also President of The Alpine Club. 

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal a UK-based registered charity founded by Doug in 1995, which aims to help mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning Up And About, Volume I of his autobiography, and ‘The Ogre- Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent’.

TICKETS: £15.00 (concessions £13.00 - groups of 10+, 65+, U18 or a student) 

Ticket availability to be arranged with the Village Hall in Ballachulish. For all enquiries please ring Denise Prior on 0208 962 0017. 

Ballachulish Village Hall website: www.ballachulish.org.uk/our-community/community-calendar/

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team http://www.glencoemountainrescue.org.uk/

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SKIPTON TOWN HALL:THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

SKIPTON TOWN HALL:THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug and his climbing partner Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s immense south-west face. As darkness fell, Doug and Dougal scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever – without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, frostbite. Surviving this unplanned bivouac widened the ranged of what and how Doug would climb in the future. It was also the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophecy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Tut, with his climbing partner Nick Estcourt, helped pave the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the Rock Band opened the way to the summit for the team but it also meant they had sacrificed their chance to make their own summit bid. 

Doug went on to become one of Britain's greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His climbing career spanned the golden age of British climbing from the 1960's boom in outdoor adventure, to the new wave of lightweight Alpinism throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Paul, one of the great Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director using his climbing skills to set up the firm, Vertical Access. Like Doug, Tut was also President of The Alpine Club. 

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal a UK-based registered charity founded by Doug in 1995, which aims to help mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning Up And About, Volume I of his autobiography, andThe Ogre- Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent’.

TICKETS: For further enquiries please ring Denise Prior on 07986 372558 

 

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HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Doug Scott CBE and fellow icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of recently discovered photographs and material from the diaries of other team members - Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition. 

Proceeds from the talks will help support CAN and Doug will update the audience with CAN's progress on post-earthquake project reconstruction. 

The evening will also include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers such as Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables. The proceeds support the work of CAN. Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography Up and About and his latest book, The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 4 OCTOBER at 7:30 pm

TICKETS: £15.00

CONTACT: The BOX OFFICE on 01484 689759

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ILKLEY: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE with Doug Scott
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

ILKLEY: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE with Doug Scott

Doug Scott CBE and fellow icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of recently discovered photographs and material from the diaries of other team members - Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition. 

Proceeds from the talks will help support CAN and Doug will update the audience with CAN's progress on post-earthquake project reconstruction. 

The evening will also include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers such as Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables. The proceeds support the work of CAN. Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography Up and About and his latest book, The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 8 November at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30pm - bar open from 6.30 until late)

TICKETS: £15. 

CONTACT: The BOX OFFICE on 01274 43200 or book online

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CAPEL CURIG: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

CAPEL CURIG: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite will be giving a fascinating and humorous talk and provide an insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest in 1975. 

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world's highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition led by Chris Bonington. 

Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller's prophesy given to Doug's mother that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching. 

Tut and Nick Estcourt played their part and paved the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical rock band at about 8,200 m. setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the rock band opened the way to the summit for the team but meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid. 

Doug went on to become one of Britain's greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His career spanned the golden age of British climbing from the 1960's boom in outdoor adventure to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Paul was one of the greatest Alpinists of his generation who went on to become a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became a President of the Alpine Club. 

This event, taking place in the third anniversary year of the earthquakes which devastated Nepal in 2015, will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal. CAN was founded by Doug in 1995 and helps mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal. 

 Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning 'Up and About, Volume I' and 'The Ogre, Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent'.

Moel Siabod Cafe doors open 7.00 pm for the lecture at 8.00 pm. The bar will remain open until 11.00 pm.

For more information call Moel Siabod Café on 01690 720429 / www.moelsiabodcafe.co.uk

 Tickets are also available from Eventbrite

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STOCKPORT, MELLOR SCHOOL: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

STOCKPORT, MELLOR SCHOOL: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7,285m) in the Karakoram in 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude - but it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was 24 years before the Ogre was climbed again.

Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been updated with the aid of newly discovered photographs and material from other members of the team - Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine of the expedition.

Proceeds from the talks will help support the work of Community Action Nepal and Doug will update the audience on CAN's progress with post-Nepal earthquake reconstruction of its projects.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, Greetings cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers, such as Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables to support the work of the charity. Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography Up and About and his latest book, The Ogre - Biography of a Mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent. 

For more information or to purchase tickets direct at £15.00 each contact Diana Longworth by calling 0161 4946047 or email: dilongworth@hotmail.com

Tickets can also be purchased via Eventbrite (booking fee applies)

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STOCKTON, EGGLESCLIFFE SCHOOL: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

STOCKTON, EGGLESCLIFFE SCHOOL: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest in 1975.

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world’s highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition, led by Chris Bonington. Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to Doug’s mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Tut and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m, setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the Rock Band opened the way to the summit for the team but also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid.

Doug went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His career spans the golden age of British climbing from the 1960s boom in outdoor adventure, to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Paul, one of the great Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became a President of The Alpine Club.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal a UK-based registered charity founded by Doug in 1995, which aims to help mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning Up And About, volume 1 of his autobiography, and ‘The Ogre- Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent’.

Tickets: £15 / £10 for U18s and groups of 10+. T. 01642 352570 for further information or to book tickets via Eventbrite (booking fees apply) - Eventbrite  direct.

 

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STROUD: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite  - NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

STROUD: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite - NOTE DATE CHANGE!

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite will be giving a fascinating and humorous talk and provide an insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest in 1975. 

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world's highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition led by Chris Bonington. 

Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller's prophesy given to Doug's mother that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching. 

Tut and Nick Estcourt played their part and paved the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical rock band at about 8,200 m. setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the rock band opened the way to the summit for the team but meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid. 

Doug went on to become one of Britain's greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His career spanned the golden age of British climbing from the 1960's boom in outdoor adventure to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Paul was one of the greatest Alpinists of his generation who went on to become a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became a President of the Alpine Club. 

This event, taking place in the third anniversary year of the earthquakes which devastated Nepal in 2015, will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal. CAN was founded by Doug in 1995 and helps mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal. 

 Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning 'Up and About, Volume I' and 'The Ogre, Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent'.

Ticket purchasing links to follow but for additional information try ringing the Box Office on 01453 7560900.

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LONDON RGS: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON RGS: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington CVO, CBE, DL,  Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest in 1975.

The name Chris Bonington is synonymous with many of the great climbs of the 1970's and 80's where his climbing abilities, alongside his expertise in logistics, proved invaluable in leading the large scale team whose aim was to reach the summit. Chris's efforts on the 1975 expedition were solely focused on the first ascent of Everest by a British climbing team and, although he himself did not have a chance to reach the top that season and it was to be another ten years before he stood on the top of the world. 

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world’s highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition, led by Chris. Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to Doug’s mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Tut and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m, setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the Rock Band opened the way to the summit for the team but also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid.

Chris and Doug went on to climb and lead other expeditions as two of Britain's greatest mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. Their careers span the golden age of British climbing from the 1960s boom in outdoor adventure, to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Paul, one of the great Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director. Chris, Paul and Doug have all been Presidents of The Alpine Club.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal a UK-based registered charity founded by Doug in 1995, which aims to help mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning Up And About, volume 1 of his autobiography, and ‘The Ogre- Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent’ and Chris will be signing the latest volume of his autobiography, 'Ascent'.

 

For further information and tickets contact Denise Prior: 07986 372558 or email: deniseprior@canepal.org.uk.

Tickets will also be available through the agency, Eventbrite where booking fees apply:  Eventbrite. 

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OXFORD:  THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

OXFORD: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington CVO, CBE, DL,  Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including serving in the army or temporary careers teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest in 1975.

The name Chris Bonington is synonymous with many of the great climbs of the 1970's and 80's where his climbing abilities, alongside his expertise in logistics, proved invaluable in leading the large scale team who primary aim was to reach the summit. Chris's efforts on the 1975 expedition were solely focused on the first ascent of Everest by a British climbing team and, although he himself did not have a chance to reach the top of the mountain that season, he stood on top of the world ten years later in 1975. 

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit and were also the first to climb the world’s highest mountain by the south-west face as part of the British Mount Everest South West Face expedition, the expedition led by Chris. Despite running out of oxygen, they managed to survive an unplanned bivouac just below the summit on the descent. Miraculously they accomplished all this without contracting frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to Doug’s mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Tut and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m, setting up fixed ropes. Their heroic efforts in pushing a route through the Rock Band opened the way to the summit for the team but also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid.

Chris and Doug went on to climb and lead other expeditions as two of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. Their careers span the golden age of British climbing from the 1960s boom in outdoor adventure, to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Paul, one of the great Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became a President of The Alpine Club.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal a UK-based registered charity founded by Doug in 1995, which aims to help mountaineers support the mountain people of Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of award-winning Up And About, Volume 1 of his autobiography, and his recently published book on ‘The Ogre- Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent’ and Chris will be signing copies of the latest volume of his autobiography, 'Ascent'. 

Tickets: £25.  For further information contact Phil and Sarah Powell on T. 01865 778536 or via email: sarah.powell.loving@googlemail.com

You can also book Online (booking fees apply):

 

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A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of British mountaineering, Chris Bonington made the first ascent of The Ogre (7,285m) in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude but the drama began with the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark. 

A catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people turned the climb into an epic that has since entered mountaineering folklore and it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

In his lecture Doug tells the thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival - against all the odds - in his famously laconic and humorous style. This lecture has been refreshed with the aid of newly discovered photographs and material from diaries from other members of the team - Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland as well as reference to cine film and audio tapes discovered in an attic during the summer of 2017 and made by the late Mo Anthoine, the official photographer on the expedition. 

No talk by Doug would be complete without stalls selling Nepalese goods or an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers including Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables to support the work of the charity. 

Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography Up and About and his latest book, The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent. 

Proceeds from the talk will support Moffat Mountain Rescue and also Community Action Nepal. Doug will update the audience on CAN's progress with post-Nepal Earthquake reconstruction of its projects. 

TICKETS: £10.00. Available on the door or call Garry Tait on 01683 221154. Doors and the bar open at 7.00 pm. 

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team's website is www.moffatmrt.scottishmountainrescue.org - regrettably this site was not deemed 'secure' so a link was not possible. 

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