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Everest the Hard Way by Doug Scott CBE, St Austell - 28th Oct
Fri 28 October 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
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'.
Using a lightweight approach, Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career - making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and the Greater Ranges. He also felt a need to set out to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him to achieve these climbs. He did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update on the progress made with reconstrucion of CAN projects, such as health posts and schools, which were so badly damaged by the Nepal earthquake in 2015.
Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting the work of Community Action Nepal. Before the talk and later there will be a sale of Nepalese goods and of signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing copies of his autobiography 'Up and About'.