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 link to follow but for additional information ring Box Office T: 01453 7560900. 

Tickets: £16.50/£14.50 concessions

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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 in the army, selling margarine, teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest in 1975.

The name Chris Bonington is synonymous with many of the great climbs of the 1960's when he made the first British ascent of the Eiger and climbed the Old Man of Hoy - shown on TV and repeated when he was 80; the 1970's when his climbing ability, aligned to his formidable logistical skills, resulted in him leading some of the most important large scale expeditions to the Himalaya including the south face of Annapurna and south-west face of Everest, a climb which became known as Everest The Hard Way.  Chris's efforts on the 1975 expedition were solely focused on the first ascent of Everest by a British climbing team although he himself did not have a chance to reach the top that season. 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  SOLD OUT see below
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

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

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 in the army, selling margarine, teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest in 1975.

The name Chris Bonington is synonymous with many of the great climbs of the 1960's when he made the first British ascent of the Eiger and climbed the Old Man of Hoy - shown on TV and repeated when he was 80; the 1970's when his climbing ability, aligned to his formidable logistical skills, resulted in him leading some of the most important large scale expeditions to the Himalaya including the south face of Annapurna and the south-west face of Everest, a climb which became known as Everest the Hard Way. 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 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. Like Chris and Doug he also 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: This evening has now SOLD OUT. There is a long waiting list so we recommend that you consider London on 21 Nov with Sir Chris, Doug and Paul as the speakers. Alternatively Doug and Paul will also be speaking at Stroud on 20 Nov and Cardiff on 23 Nov.

 

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CARDIFF: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

CARDIFF: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

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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 (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-weest face as part of the British Mount Everest South-West Face expedition, led by Sir 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 1960's book 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 have a successful career as a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became 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. 

Tickets: £15 (general admission) or £13 (concessions - Groups of 10+, U18, Student or 65+). Email Dr Elana Owen on elanagwen@hotmail.co.uk for tickets direct or more information. 

Tickets available from Eventbrite - please note there is a small booking fee. 

 

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DUNFERMLINE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE Lecture by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

DUNFERMLINE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE Lecture by Doug Scott CBE

Those icons of British mountaineering, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) 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 into an epic. The Ogre wasn't to be climbed again for another twenty four years.

The story of this expedition has since entered mountaineering folklore as one of the most dramatic stories of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds recounted in Doug's famously laconic and humorous style. The talk 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 - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition.

Proceeds from the evening - including a sale of Nepalese goods and cards throughout the evening, and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints after the talk - will support the work of the UK charity, Community Action Nepal. CAN (canepal.org.uk) was funded by Doug in 1995 to help some of the poorest and most remote communities in Nepal help themselves. He will provide the audience with an update on all work carried out since the 2015 earthquakes -  mainly rural health posts, schools, hostels and porter rescue shelters - and include new projects taken on at the request of neighbouring communities during his visit in Spring 2018. 

Doug will also be signing posters and 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. 

Community Action Nepal is very grateful to Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay Rotary Club for organising this event.

Tickets: £15/£13 Concessions (e.g. Group of 10+, U18, Student, 65+

Tickets available from: Colin Wheeler on 07920 081841, or from Schmooz, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline

or online: Eventbrite - agency fees apply

Time: 7:00 pm

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PATELEY BRIDGE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with DOUG SCOTT CBE & PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

PATELEY BRIDGE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with DOUG SCOTT CBE & 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 (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-weest face as part of the British Mount Everest South-West Face expedition, led by Sir 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 1960's book 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 have a successful career as a businessman and company director. Like Doug he became 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. 

Tickets: £15 (general admission) or £13 (concessions - Groups of 10+, U18, Student or 65+) from  Sypeland Mountain Sports, Kings House , 15 High Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5AP. T. 01423 712922. Or online from Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

Further information is also available from Graham and Jane Spooner on 01423 711840 or email janespooner730@btinternet.com.

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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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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. 

The evening is sponsored by Bromleys Solicitors LLP.

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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MOLD: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

MOLD: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE & Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and often humourous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Paul) and led them to join Chris Bonington's expedition in 1975.

Doug Scott and Dougal Haston were first to climb Everest by its massive south-west face but were also the first Britons to stand on the summit. As darkness fell on the descent they 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. 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. 

Paul Braithwaite and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way to the summit for those who followed when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band in the 'death zone' at 8,200 m, and set up fixed ropes. Their heroic effort also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid when Mick Burke - who was filming the climb for the BBC - tragically failed to return and the expedition was called off.

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 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. 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 I of his autobiography and 'The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent'. 

Tickets: £15 general admission/£13 concession (Group of 10+; U18 or student).

Box Office: T: 01352 701521 or tickets direct: boxoffice@theatrclwyd.com

or book online: www:www.theatrclwyd.com/en/what-on/ 

 [Link for direct booking to follow]

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BRECON: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST BY DOUG SCOTT CBE & PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

BRECON: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST BY DOUG SCOTT CBE & PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE

PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS A MATINEE PERFORMANCE STARTING AT 2:30 PM

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and often humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Paul) and led them to join Chris Bonington's expedition in 1975. 

Doug Scott and Dougal Haston were first to climb Everest by its massive south-west face but were also the first Britons to stand on the summit. As darkness fell on the descent they scraped a small cave in the show 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever - without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, 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.

Paul Braithwaite and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way to the summit for those who followed when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band in the 'death zone' at 8,200 m and set up fixed ropes. Their heroic effort also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid when Mick Burke - who was filming the climb for the BBC - tragically failed to return and the expedition was called off. 

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 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. Like Doug he became a President of The Alpine Club. 

The event 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 (£13 concessions)

Box Office: T: 01874 611622 Email for information: info@brycheiniog.co.uk

or purchase 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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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: £20 - £25.

For tickets and full information contact: Mel Steventon, Due North Events, 07904 355848.

Or book Online here.

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NOTTINGHAM: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

NOTTINGHAM: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite

Legendary mountaineers Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and often humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Paul) and let them to join Chris Bonington's expedition in 1975. 

Doug Scott and Dougal Haston were the first to climb Everest by its massive south-west face but were also the first Britons to stand on the summit. As darkness fell on the descent they 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. 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. 

Paul Braithwaite and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way to the summit for those who followed when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band in the 'death zone' at 8,200 m, and set up fixed ropes. Their heroic effort also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid when Mick Burke - who was filming the climb for the BBC - tragically failed to return and the expedition was called off. 

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 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. Like Doug he became a President of The Alpine Club.

The event 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 general admission/£13.00 concessions - to be confirmed.

Box office: Broadway Cinema: Tel: 0115 9526 611 or Email: info@broadway.org.uk

Online: Link to Box Office to follow.

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DARLINGTON: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE BY DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

DARLINGTON: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE BY DOUG SCOTT CBE

Doug Scott CBE with that other icon of mountaineering, Sir 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 diaries 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 on the expedition.

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 his books: award-winning autobiography Up and About and The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent.

Tickets: £15 with booking fee:  book online here.

Call Mel Steventon, Due North Events, on 07904 355848 for full  information.

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YORK: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE with DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

YORK: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE with DOUG SCOTT CBE

Doug Scott CBE, accompanied by that other icon of mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre, (7285m) 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 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 newly discovered photographs and material from diaries 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 on the expedition.

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 his books, award-winning autobiography Up and About and The Ogre - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent.

Tickets: £20. Call Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office on 01904 501935. 

Or book online here (no booking fee).   

Call Mel Steventon, Due North Events on 07904 355848 for more information

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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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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 often humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Paul) and led them to join Chris Bonington’s expedition in 1975.

Doug Scott and Dougal Haston were first to climb Everest by its massive south-west face but were also the first Britons to stand on the summit. As darkness fell on the descent they 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. 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.

Paul Braithwaite and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way to the summit for those who followed when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band in the ‘death zone’ at 8,200 m, and set up fixed ropes. Their heroic effort also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid when Mick Burke – who was filming the climb for the BBC – tragically failed to return and the expedition was called off.

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 event 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’.

 For tickets visit Skipton Town Hall, or telephone 01756 792809

Or book online (with booking fee) HERE

 

 

 

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

BALLACHULISH: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST with DOUG SCOTT and PAUL 'TUT' BRAITHWAITE, introduced by HAMISH McINNES

Legendary mountaineer, Hamish McInnes, will introduce his team mates from Chris Bonington’s 1975 Everest expedition. Doug and Paul will give a fascinating insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers teaching geography (Doug) and painting and decorating (Tut) - to Everest.

Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to stand on the summit of the world’s highest mountain and were also the first to climb by the massive SW Face. 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 to the summit when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at 8200 m, setting up the fixed ropes for those who followed.  Their heroic effort also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid: Mick Burke – who was filming for the BBC – tragically failed to return from the top and the expedition was called off.

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 outstanding Alpinists of his generation, went on to become a businessman and company director. Both Doug and Paul became Presidents of The Alpine Club.

The evening is a joint event to support the work of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team www.glencoemountainrescue.org.uk and Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk a UK registered charity founded by Doug Scott in 1995.

Nepalese goods, cards and posters will be on sale before the talk and during the interval. At the close of the talk Doug will be auctioning signed framed mountaineering prints, all supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction work of CAN. He 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’. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available from 6.00 pm and during the interval. Anyone fancying a beer or glass of wine - or something stronger - can visit The Laroch Bar over the road from Ballachulish Village Hall.

TICKETS: £15.00 general admission / £13.00 concessions (group of 10+; 65+, U18; or student) will shortly be available through Ballachulish Visitor Centre, The Quarry Centre, PH49 4JB.  Visit or telephone: 01855 811866. 

Tickets also available online (with booking fee) through Eventbrite

 

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KESWICK MUSEUM, EVEREST THE HARD WAY
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

KESWICK MUSEUM, EVEREST THE HARD WAY

Doug will be telling the story of the expedition, very ably led by Chris Bonington in September 1975, which resulted in the successful first ascent of Everest by the notorious South West Face. 

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Tickets: £12.00 Adults Concessions £10.00

Available from: Front Desk at Keswick Museum or via the ticket agency (booking fees apply) Eventbrite

Doug is donating his fee from the talk to Community Action Nepal where it will be ring fenced to support the repair and rebuilding of the Sherpa Heritage House in Khumjung. HRH The Prince of Wales is President of the Sherpa Heritage House Trust and Sir Chris Bonington and Doug are Patrons. 

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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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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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