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  • King's Hall & Winter Garden Station Road Ilkley LS29 8HB England (map)

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.

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