MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - Joint fund raising event for CAN & the dZi Foundation
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - Joint fund raising event for CAN & the dZi Foundation

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Mountainfilm is America’s most prestigious mountain film festival which takes place in Telluride, Colorado.

It’s a documentary film festival showcasing non-fiction stories about environment, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit.

Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.

The Mountainfilm World Tour 2019 film selection will be made following the Festival in May 2019 - so watch this space for further details.

As in previous years the film will be introduced by Ben Ayers, the dZi Foundation’s Executive Director and a National Geographic film-maker in his own right.

Start: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Tickets: From £11.00 available from Eventbrite

For further information or to purchase tickets direct contact: Denise Prior on either email: deniseprior@canepal.org.uk or call: 07986 372558

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APPLEBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

APPLEBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk the Cumbrian-based charity set up by Doug Scott in 1995. The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects, all now completed, and project plans for the future.   He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and time:  Friday 4 October 2019, 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm

Venue: Appleby Grammar School, CA16 6XU

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+)

Direct ticket sales from John Herington. Email: johnmherington@gmail.com

T: 01768 351233 or M: 07860 173261

or book online through Eventbrite

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CARLISLE - Tullie House: AN EVENING WITH A ROCK STAR - DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

CARLISLE - Tullie House: AN EVENING WITH A ROCK STAR - DOUG SCOTT CBE

MARCIA REID FOTHERINGHAM, High Sheriff of Cumbria presents …

AN EVENING WITH A ROCK STAR - Doug Scott CBE

Introduction by Jim Fotheringham

Come and hear the true adventures of one of Britain’s  – and Cumbria’s – most successful and famous mountaineers.

You will have the option of hearing Doug’s talk in Tullie House Theatre &/or joining us all as we enjoy a wonderful three-course dinner, during which Doug will move to different tables answering your questions. Doug will also be signing copies of his books.

Proceeds from the evening will be shared by the charity founded by Doug, Community Action Nepal, and the Cumbria Community Foundation.

Date:              Saturday 5 October 2019

Time:              Talk at 5.30 pm. Dinner at 7.30 pm.

Venue:           Tullie House Museum, Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TP

Tickets:           £15 talk only per person, or £40 talk & three course dinner per person

To reserve tickets, further information and how to pay by bank transfer

Email: hscumbria@reid-fotheringham.com; cheques payable to ‘High Sherriff of Cumbria’,

Moat View, Moatside, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1UH.

Or book onlinewww.canepal.org.uk/2019-lectures (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

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DUMFRIES: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

DUMFRIES: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7285m] in the Karakoram.  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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the work of Community Action Nepal, the charity set up by Doug Scott in 1995. The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints.

Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the completed post-earthquake reconstruction work and talk about new projects in North Gorkha. More details can be found here www.canepal.org.uk

Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Time: 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm)

Tickets: £15 full admission / concessions £13 (groups of 10+; students; U18; 65+).  For further information: Telephone 01387 247544 or email: hello@crichton.co.uk Book online HERE.

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ULVERSTON: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

ULVERSTON: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Lecture 7:30 pm

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 Concessions (U18 and Group of 10 - please check with Box Office)

Box Office: 01229 587140

Or book online HERE

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LANCASTER: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

LANCASTER: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by DOUG SCOTT CBE

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Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Hatson returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal, www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also show a short video about CAN and update the audience about current CAN projects and the successful completion following the earthquakes in 2015. Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Lecture: 7:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm)

Tickets: £15.00 (Concessions, £13.00 - Groups of 10+, student, U18 or 65+)

Tickets available online HERE (with booking fee)

For further information or to book tickets direct contact: Mel Steventon email info@duenorthevents.com> / call 07904 355848.

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LONGRIDGE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE - Mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

LONGRIDGE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE - Mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott, and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation, and days of crawling on hands and knees followed, but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength.

Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure didn’t stop there. …..

It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about all CAN’s recent projects in North Gorkha. Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and Time: Sunday, 13 October at 4:00 pm (doors open 3:00 pm)

Venue: Palace Cinema, Market Place, Longridge, Preston PR3 3RR

Tickets: £12.00 full price. Concessions: £10.00 (groups of 10+; U18, Student/65+)

Contact: Call 01772 956375 or Email: info@thepalace-longridge.co.uk

To book online: The Palace Cinema

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CARMARTHEN: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

CARMARTHEN: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the completion of all the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects and an update on all future plans.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and time:  Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Lecture 7:00 to 9:30, Doors open from 6:00 pm

Venue: The Halliwell Centre, University of Wales SA31 3EP

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+).

Purchase tickets online HERE.

Further information contact: Denise Prior 07986 372558 / email deniseprior@canepal.org.uk

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CARDIGAN: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

CARDIGAN: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by DOUG SCOTT CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott give a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from ticket sales for this evening will go towards Community Action Nepal’s on going project work www.canepal.org.uk. The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience not only about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects but also about new projects being planned.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.                       

Date and time: Thursday, 17 October 2019 Lecture starts at 7:00 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

Venue: Theatr Mwldan, Bath House Road, Cardigan SA43 1JY

Tickets: £15 / £12 Concessions (e.g. Senior Citizen, Full time student, Child, Disabled, Job Seeker/Income Support). 

Contact: Box Office on 01239 621200 or book online.  

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CHELTENHAM: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

CHELTENHAM: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the completion of the post-earthquake reconstruction work of CAN’s projects and inform everyone on the next phase in North Gorkha .  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and time:  Tuesday, 22 October 2019 DOORS OPEN 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm

Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall, GL50 1QA

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+). Visit in person or Contact Box Office Telephone: 0844 5762210

To book online HERE

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BIRMINGHAM: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

BIRMINGHAM: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott will give a fascinating insight in to how a lad born in the Nottingham during the darkest days of World War II got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness feel 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. For Doug is was the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects. He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

TIME: Lecture starts at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

TICKETS: £16.50 general admission / £14.50 concession (child; student; 65+)

BOX OFFICE: 0121 414 4414 or

BOOK ONLINE

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CAERNARFON, GALERI CAERNARFON: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

CAERNARFON, GALERI CAERNARFON: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7285m] in the Karakoram.  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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there…..

And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the work of Community Action Nepal, the charity set up by Doug Scott in 1995. The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints.

Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about CAN current work in North Gorkha and the successful completion of the earthquake reconstruction work. For more information on CAN’s projects: www.canepal.org.uk.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Time: 7.30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

Tickets: £15 full admission / concessions £13 (groups of 10+; students; U18; 65+). 

Telephone: 01286 685 222  (booking fee)

Book onlinehttp://www.galericaernarfon.com/eng/whats-on.php (booking fee)

Or visit: Galeri Caernarfon in person (no booking fee).

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WIRRAL - WEST KIRBY ARTS CENTRE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
25
7:45 PM19:45

WIRRAL - WEST KIRBY ARTS CENTRE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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.

For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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 1970s and 1980s.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience of current projects in the remote region of North Gorkha. He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and Time: Friday 25 October 2019 at 7:45 (doors open at 7:00)

Venue: West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, Birkenhead, CH48 4EL

Tickets: £15.00 full price/concession £13.00 (Group of 10+, student, U18 or 65+)

Book online: West Kirby Arts Centre

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CHESTERFIELD, A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by DOUG SCOTT CBE
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

CHESTERFIELD, A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by DOUG SCOTT CBE

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of British mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.  The Ogre wasn’t 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 Scott’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.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland it took them eight days to reach Base Camp - but their adventure did not end there …..

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and greetings cards, plus an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all in aid of Community Action Nepal, the UK-registered charity founded in 1995 by Doug Scott and mountaineering friends to help some of the poorest and most remote communities in Nepal help themselves. He will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about CAN’s projects – mainly rural health posts, schools, hostels and porter rescue shelters – plus new projects recently adopted.  www.canepal.org.uk

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.

Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Tickets: £15.00 full admission; concessions £13.00 (groups of 10+, students, U18 and 65+)

Box Office: 01246 345 222 or book online:

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BARNARD CASTLE - The Witham Centre: The Hard Road to Everest
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

BARNARD CASTLE - The Witham Centre: The Hard Road to Everest

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will update the audience about the work CAN is now undertaking in North Gorkha..  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

 

Date and time:  Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 7.30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

Venue:  The Witham Centre, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY

Tickets: suggested prices £15 full price / Concession: £13 (groups of 10+; U18; student; 65+)

Box office: 01833 631 107 / email info@thewitham.org.uk Or book online HERE.

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ABERGAVENNY: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

ABERGAVENNY: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (Baintha Brakk, 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 entered mountaineering folklore.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later developing pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure didn’t stop there. It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects. He will also be signing copies of his books and posters.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; Lecture 7:30 pm

Tickets: £15.00 general admission/£13.00 concessions (groups of 10+; U18 or 65+)

Box Office: 01873 850805

Website: boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/contact/

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OXFORD: MOUNTAIN ESCAPES - accounts of rescue from the brink of death
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

OXFORD: MOUNTAIN ESCAPES - accounts of rescue from the brink of death

An evening of epic tales of mountain survival in Africa, Asia and South America SPEAKERS:  Oswald Oetz, Clive Rowland, Doug Scott CBE, Paul Braithwaite and Simon Yates

The quest for adventure and experience only found in high places and wide spaces lurks in our genes and it has been so since man first ventured from the security of his cave’. So wrote the mountaineer - and mountain rescuer - Hamish McInnes, also acknowledging that the most safety conscious, organised and experienced mountaineer can suddenly find himself caught up in a rogue avalanche, rockfall or a blizzard.  

The twin peaks of Mount Kenya soar above the African savannah. Two young Austrian doctors, Oswald Oelz and Gert Judmaier felt ecstatic when they reached the main summit Batian [5,199m] by the hard North Face in 1970. Traversing along the summit ridge they came to Shipton's Notch, a point from which they could rappel down the face. Gerd was holding onto a big rock block as he peered down, whilst Oswald fixing an of their survival and Gerd's rescue is nothing short of extraordinary. 

In a rare public appearance, Clive Rowland will describe his part in the rescue of Doug Scott and Chris Bonington off the Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7,825m] in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan in 1977. After making the first ascent, Doug and Chris began their descent from the summit in the dark. Doug then broke both his legs just above the ankles, losing his spectacles and ice axe in the process. Chris later broke his ribs shooting off the end of a rope and developed pneumonia. The mountain remained unclimbed for a further 24 years. This is a story of self-reliance and selfless team work. With Doug Scott and Paul Braithwaite. 

Simon Yates will talk about how he felt rescuing his climbing partner Joe Simpson on one of the highest unclimbed mountain walls of Peru, the West Face of the Siule Grande [6,360m] in 1985. Joe's own account of the adventure was told in his book Touching The Void and later turned into the acclaimed docu-drama film of the same name. 

The evening is in aid of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk.

There will be a short update and video about the work of the charity before the talks. There will be a cash bar under the dinosaurs and sale of Nepalese goods and greetings cards before the talk and during the interval. CAN will also benefit from the traditional auction of signed framed mountaineering prints at the close of the interval. Doug will sign his books and posters. There will be a Q&A with the speakers at the close of the evening. 

Date: Wednesday 20th November from 7.00 – 10.30 pm (doors open 6.00 pm).

Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Tickets: £25 each. For further information contact Phil and Sarah Powell on either T. 01865 778536 /E. sarah.powell.loving@googlemail.com

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LONDON: MOUNTAIN ESCAPES - accounts of rescue from the brink of death
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON: MOUNTAIN ESCAPES - accounts of rescue from the brink of death

‘The quest for adventure and experience only found in high places and wide spaces lurks in our genes and it has been so since man first ventured from the security of his cave’. So wrote the mountaineer - and mountain rescuer - Hamish McInnes, also acknowledging that the most safety conscious, organised and experienced mountaineer can suddenly find himself caught up in a rogue avalanche, rockfall or a blizzard.  

The twin peaks of Mount Kenya soar above the African savannah. Two young Austrian doctors, Oswald Oelz and Gert Judmaier felt ecstatic when they reached the main summit Batian [5,199m] by the hard North Face in 1970. Traversing along the summit ridge they came to Shipton's Notch, a point from which they could rappel down the face. Gerd was holding onto a big rock block as he peered down, whilst Oswald fixing an of their survival and Gerd's rescue is nothing short of extraordinary. 

In a rare public appearance, Clive Rowland will describe his part in the rescue of Doug Scott and Chris Bonington off the Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7,825m] in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan in 1977. After making the first ascent, Doug and Chris began their descent from the summit in the dark. Doug then broke both his legs just above the ankles, losing his spectacles and ice axe in the process. Chris later broke his ribs shooting off the end of a rope and developed pneumonia. The mountain remained unclimbed for a further 24 years. This is a story of self-reliance and selfless team work. With Doug Scott and Paul Braithwaite. 

Simon Yates will talk about how he felt rescuing his climbing partner Joe Simpson on one of the highest unclimbed mountain walls of Peru, the West Face of the Siule Grande [6,360m] in 1985. Joe's own account of the adventure was told in his book Touching The Void and later turned into the acclaimed docu-drama film of the same name. 

The evening is in aid of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk. There will be a short update and video about the work of the charity before the talks. There will be a cash bar under the dinosaurs and sale of Nepalese goods and greetings cards before the talk and during the interval. CAN will also benefit from the traditional auction of signed framed mountaineering prints at the close of the interval. Doug will sign his books and posters. 

There will be a Q&A with the speakers at the close of the evening. 

Date: Thursday 21st November from 7.00 – 10.30 pm (doors open 6.00 pm).

Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Tickets: £25 each. For further information contact: Susie Conning e. conningsusie@gmail.com / m. 07968 855448.

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MILTON KEYNES: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

MILTON KEYNES: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

Forty years ago Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285 m) in the Karakoram.  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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracted pneumonia.

With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there….  It was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

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 on going project work set up by CAN in remote parts of North Gorkha and the Tsum Valley. Click the link to read more about CAN: www.canepal.org.uk.  Doug will also sign copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About as well as his respected biography of The Ogre,

Date: Friday, 22 November 2019

Lecture starts: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Tickets: £15.00 General Admission/£13.00 Concessions (Groups of 10+, U18 and students + 65+)

Box Office: 01908 235505 or Online

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PERTH: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST - a lecture by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

PERTH: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST - a lecture by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott give a fascinating insight into how a lad, born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII, got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

This special evening, hosted by the Everest Inn Perth, includes a two course buffet meal. Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will update the audience about all CAN’s current project work especially up in North Gorkha, one of the most isolated and disadvantaged mountainous regions in Nepal.

Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date:  Tuesday 26 November 2019

Timings: Everest Inn door opens 5:00pm; first course of meal at 6:30 pm. Lecture starts at 7:15 pm with auction of signed framed mountaineering prints followed by second half of the talk.

The evening will close approximately at 9:30 pm.

Venue:           Everest Inn, 36 South Methven, Perth, PH1 5NU

Tickets:          £25 includes talk with two course buffet meal.

Book:              Via Community Action Nepal Facebook page or call 01738 440077.

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AVIEMORE - GLENMORE LODGE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

AVIEMORE - GLENMORE LODGE: A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by Doug Scott CBE

Forty two years ago Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285 m) in the Karakoram.  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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there.  It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

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 monies raised will go to support the on-going work of Community Action Nepal in the remote region of North Gorkha - www.canepal.org.uk. 

Doug will also sign copies of his posters and books.

Date and time: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 7:00 pm (Doors will open at 6:00 pm)

Tickets: £15.00 full admission; £13.00 concessions (Groups of 10+; students, U18, 65+)

 Contact: To be advised

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St. ANDREWS - The Booth Theatre: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

St. ANDREWS - The Booth Theatre: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

  • The Booth Theatre, Medical & Biological Sciences Building (map)
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Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott CBE gives a fascinating and humorous insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on the 24 September, 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. Doug has also been 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 on-going work of Community Action Nepal in the remote region of Nepal, North Gorkha. The charity was founded by Doug in 1995 and Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience on current projects four years after the earthquake devastated the country.

Doug will also be signing copies of his 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’ as well as his wonderful posters. There will be a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints.

Date and time: Thursday 28 November 2019 at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Tickets: £15.00 full price or £13.00 concessions (Groups of 10+, U18, 65+) Available through Eventbrite

Contact: To be confirmed

 

 

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DUNDEE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL -  HIGH MOUNTAINS LEGEND by Doug Scott CBE
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

DUNDEE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - HIGH MOUNTAINS LEGEND by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott and Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Doug will update the audience about all CAN’s current projects in the North Gorkha area of Nepal and remind everyone of the success of the post-earthquake reconstruction.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books. More information from CAN can be found on their website.

Date and time:  Friday 29 November 2019 at a time to be announced

Venue: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN

Tickets: Information from mail@dundeemountainfilm.org.uk

www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk or www.facebook.com/dundeemff

Book online:   http://dmff.co.uk/ (Tickets not available until September 2019)

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BASINGSTOKE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE
Dec
6
to Dec 7

BASINGSTOKE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott will give a fascinating insight into how a lad, born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWI, got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will update the audience about current CAN projects in the North Gorkha region and include a resume of the successful post-earthquake reconstruction. Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date and time:  Friday 6 December 2019 at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm)

Venue: The Ark Centre, Squire Theatres, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke RG24 9NN

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 Concessions (U18; student; Group of 10+; 65+)

Contact: Dr Rob Lorge e. robertlorge460@gmail.com / 07760 175304

Book online: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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ROSS-ON-WYE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST - Mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

ROSS-ON-WYE: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST - Mountaineering talk by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham, during the darkest days of WWII, got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother that ‘her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching’.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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, tot he new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also update the audience about the exciting new projects CAN is undertaking in the remote North Gorkha region of Nepal now that all the 2015 earthquake restoration work has been completed. Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Date: Saturday 7 December 2019

Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Venue: John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre, Ledbury Road, Ross on Wye, Sat nav HR9 7AJ

Tickets: £15.00 general admission/£13.00 concession (Groups of 10+, U18, student)

Online: Eventbrite

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PEEBLES: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

PEEBLES: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction and exciting new projects ahead. Doug will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: £15 general admission / concession: £13: Friends of Eastgate, disabled / carer, and U25 / concession £6 U15. 

To book tickets either: in person from Eastgate, by phone Box Office: 01721 725 777   Or book online  

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HELENSBURGH: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

HELENSBURGH: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open 6.00 pm.

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+).

Available in person from Victoria Halls - Telephone 01436 673275

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DUNKELD: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

DUNKELD: THE HARD ROAD TO EVEREST by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open at 7:15 pm

Tickets: £13 general admission / concession: £11 (Student; U18).

Book tickets in person from Birnam Arts, by phone Box Office: 01350 727 674

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ALFORD, ABERDEEN: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

ALFORD, ABERDEEN: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

  • The Theatre, Alford Community Complex (map)
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Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7285m] in the Karakoram.  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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the work of Strathdon Paths Group and Community Action Nepal, the charity set up by Doug Scott in 1995.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects www.canepal.org.uk.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open 6.00 pm.

Venue: The Theatre, Alford Community Complex, Greystone Road, Alford AB33 8TY

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+)

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NAIRN - COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

NAIRN - COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open 6.00 pm

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concession (Group of 10+; U18; student; 65+)

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite (booking fee applies)

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POOLEWE - INVEREWE GARDENS: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

POOLEWE - INVEREWE GARDENS: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

The evening is supported by Inverewe Garden and the National Trust for Scotland and will include a special celebration of Nepal. This will include Nepalese refreshments, as well as a sale of Nepalese goods and cards. Doug’s talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also sign copies of his posters and books.

Doors open 6:30 pm

Tickets: £14 / concessions £7 for groups of 10; U18s; 65+. 

For further information contact: The GALE Centre, Achtercairn, Gairloch, Wester Ross, IV21 2BH 

Tel. 01445 712071 / email: enquiries@galeactionforum.co.uk

Book online through Eventbrite

Tickets can also be obtained by visiting the Inverewe Garden Shop in person.

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BOWMORE, ISLAY: The Hard Road to Everest
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

BOWMORE, ISLAY: The Hard Road to Everest

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will be shared between Islay High School’s North India project and the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk, a charity founded by Doug Scott in 1995. The evening will also include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints in support of CAN.  Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

The organisers are grateful to the South Islay Development Company: islayinfo.com, The Celtic House, Bowmore and Islay65 Self Catering, Port Ellen

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+)

Tickets: available from Islay High School during weekday opening and The Celtic House, Bowmore PA43 7LD. on Saturdays. Book early to avoid disappointment on the door!

or book Online: HERE

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BRAMPTON: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

BRAMPTON: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott CBE

Doug Scott and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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.

With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.

Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and he later contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there… It was to be another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk and the Brampton Community Centre. On sale during the evening will be Nepalese goods and opportunities to bid for Doug’s wonderful signed & framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.

Doors open 6.30 pm.

Tickets: £15 Adults general admission / Under 18 £10

Booking at Brampton Community Centre - telephone booking only on 016977 45023 - payment by cash or card.

Brampton Community Centre website

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SETTLE- GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

SETTLE- GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL: A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott

Those icons of British mountaineering, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 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 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 Scott’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.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and greetings cards, plus an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints, all in aid of Community Action Nepal, the UK-registered charity founded in 1995 by Doug Scott and mountaineering friends to help some of the poorest and most remote communities in Nepal help themselves. He will short a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects – mainly rural health posts, schools, hostels and porter rescue shelters – plus new projects recently adopted.  www.canepal.org.uk

Doug Scott 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.

Proceeds from the evening will support CAN and the Giggleswick School Alpine Expedition.

Doors open 6.30 pm.

Venue: The Richard Whiteley Theatre.

Tickets: Advance books: £9/£7 (U18/60+) or on the door £11/£9 (U18/60+)

Contact: rwt@giggleswick.org.uk or online

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HEXHAM: SOLD OUT The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

HEXHAM: SOLD OUT The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott

North Face of Everest

North Face of Everest

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott CBE gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WWII got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother’s clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.

At dusk on 24 September, Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell 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. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfillment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.

Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott 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 1970s and 1980s.

Proceeds from ticket sales for this evening will be shared by Hexham Rotary Club Disaster Fund and Community Action Nepal’s construction and operation of health posts in North Gorkha.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience on all new project developments.

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’.

 Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: £15/£12 Concessions (e.g. U18, student).

Contact: Brian Massey - mbmassey@waitrose.com - T: 01434 673413

or online from The Forum.

THIS LECTURE IS NOW SOLD OUT TO HEAR DOUG SPEAK ON THE OGRE THE NEAREST VENUE IS BRAMPTON COMMUNITY HALL ON SATURDAY 16 MARCH.

 

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