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SES@GauchoCity, Vanessa O'Brien - K2, The Final Conquest

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1 Bell Inn Yard

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EC3V 0BL

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“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

On July 28, 2017, SES member and dual national Vanessa O’Brien became the first American or British woman to successfully conquer K2 after a gruelling 16 hour summit push where she encountered deep snow, howling winds, increasing precipitation and extremely cold temperatures. This was Vanessa's third consecutive year attempting K2, and her team’s dedication and persistence paid off as they became the only team to summit in 2017, following two years of no summits on K2. On 30 October 2018, Vanessa will take us through what she discovered about climbing K2 and the people of Pakistan, the research that showed glacier contamination, and the historical conservation she led at the Gilkey-Puchoz Memorial.

Join us to hear this inspirational story of determination.

Drinks from 6pm; Talk 7pm; Supper 8pm

Gaucho have kindly offered special SES rates for those booking in advance to stay for supper after Vanessa's talk! Book in up to one week before the event using the supper ticket option below to enjoy either the SES set menu - 3 courses for £30 (sample below), or 25% discount from the A La Carte menu

Event kindly hosted by Gaucho City and supported by Cadogan Tate. We are grateful also to TexEnergy who have kindly donated a gift to the SES@GauchoCity speakers.

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