'THE OGRE - Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent'

Following the successful launch of the book at the KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL signed copies of The Ogre are available from the office. Doug much prefers to send them to you direct so that he can ensure any request for a dedication is included. He looks forward to hearing from you and to stress you can't buy signed copies from Amazon!

The book is already into reprint but Doug still holds copies of the first edition.

In the first instance please either email your contact details to dougscott25@hotmail.com or ring the office on 01768 484842.  Don't forget to include the details of your dedication.

The book costs £20.00 (including postage and packing) and payment can be made either by cheque payable to Doug Scott and sent to Stewart Hill Cottage, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton CA7 8HX or via direct transfer to account:

Mr D K Scott. Cumberland Building Society,

Sort code: 16-52-21 Account Number: 54237419/01

Please clearly mark the transfer with your name and the word Ogre.



Doug was interviewed a few days ago by his publishers and this has been published on Vertebrate's website and can be read here.

Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor for The Sunday Times, published an extremely interesting article 'The Untold rescue of top climbers from icy jaws of the Ogre' in the last edition, dated November 12, 2017. 

Nicholas describes the ascent of The Ogre as 'one of the greatest mountaineering survival tales never told. Forty years after Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, CBE, the British climbers, crawled to safety in an eight-day Himalayan epic, the full story of their ordeal has emerged in diaries and tape recordings from beyond the grave'. 

To read Nicholas's article click here although you may have to subscribe to The Times on a temporary basis to read the article in full.