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A Crawl Down The Ogre-with Sir Chris Bonington & Doug Scott CBE - Oxford

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Bonington and Scott share the stage on three very special evenings in Oxford, London and Birmingham. With the aid of some newly discovered images and diaries, Chris and Doug will talk about one of the greatest ever tales of hard climbing, team work and survivial in mountaineering history - their first ascent and dramatic descent from The Ogre (7285m) in Pakistan's Karakoram.

The Ogre / Baintha Brakk (7285m) is arguably the most difficult of the world’s high mountains to climb. In July 1977 Chris and Doug made the first ascent after very difficult rock climbing that extended the boundaries of what has been achieve before at that altitude. Whist abseiling off the summit block Doug slipped on water ice and swung, then smashed into the cliff he had just climbed, breaking both legs just above the ankles. A storm blew in lasting five days, during which time Chris smashed his ribs and contracted pneumonia. It took eight hard days to reach Base Camp, only made possible by the selfless support of Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine.

It was 24 years before there was a second ascent of The Ogre.

Proceeds from the talk will help fund the reconstruction of CAN’s projects damaged or destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes in 2015. Doug will update the audience on the project being made with the projects. There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and cards before each talk and during the intervals. Each talk will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography ‘Up and About’ and Chris will be signing copies of his newly published autobiography ‘Ascent’.


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