AYR: A Crawl down the Ogre by Doug Scott
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

AYR: 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 (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 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 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.

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.

 Doors open:  6.00 pm. Lecture starts at 7:00 pm.

Venue: Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr KA7 1JX

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

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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 The Celtic House, Bowmore PA43 7LD. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment on the door.

or book Online: HERE

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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

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

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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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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

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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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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

Or book online: https://www.birnamarts.com/whats-on-events-at-birnam-arts/

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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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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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APPLEBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL: A Crawl Down the Ogre by Doug Scott
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

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

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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

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

Box Office: 01229 587140

Or book online: corohall.co.uk/whats-on/

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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+).

For tickets and contact details: Information to follow

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CARDIGAN: The Hard Road to Everest
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

CARDIGAN: The Hard Road to Everest

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 7:30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

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

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

Contact: Box Office on 01239 621200 or via the link to online booking.

 

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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: Online

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BIRMINGHAM: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott CBE
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

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: £15 general admission//£13 concessions (Groups of 10+, U18, students and 65+)

BOX OFFICE: 0121 414 4414 or

BOOK ONLINE

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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

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

Box Office: 01873 850805

Website: boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/contact/

or Book online

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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: 7:30 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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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

 Book online: Details to follow

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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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