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Everest The Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE & Paul Braithwaite - Stockport - Thu...
Thu 17 November 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott, will be telling the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain by its massive South West Face in September 1975. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as ‘Everest the Hard Way’.
Paul (Tut) Braithwaite, described by the Mountain Heritage Trust as ‘one of the great un-sung heroes of recent British climbing history’ will tell how he and Nick Estcourt solved the problem of the highly technical rock band barring access to Everest’s summit. This proved to be the key to the climb and paved the way for Doug and Dougal.
Using a lightweight approach, Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career – making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He also felt a need to set out to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him achieve these climbs. He did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update on the progress made with reconstruction of CAN projects, such as health posts and schools, which were so badly damaged by the Nepal earthquake in 2015.
Before the talk and during the interval there will be a sale of Nepalese goods and of signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing copies of the first volume of his autobiography ‘Up And About’. Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting the work of Community Action Nepal.
Sponsored by Bromleys Solicitors LLP.