The Himalayan Club is holding its Annual Seminar on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February and will be presenting Doug with the Kekoo Naoroji Book Award for his autobiography Up and About - The Hard Road to Everest
The Kekoo Naoroji Award was set up by The Himalayan Club, in association with the Naoroji family and Godrej industries, in memory of Kekoo Naoroji [1915-2003] and is an annual award for the best book on the Himalaya.
Mr Naoroji went to school in Karachi and took his degree at University College London where he studied Economics. On his return to India he worked for ICI but also developed a love of trekking and exploring the mountains.
Doug is honoured that Volume I of his autobiography has been acknowledged worthy of an award and that his love of the Himalaya recognised in this way. He looks forward to meeting everyone and to explaining in a speech after the award ceremony "Why I am reluctant to write an Autobiography" - a reluctance which has led to this wonderful success.