Tall tales, high jinks, high stakes and diminishing returns. The magic and madness of climbing's last mavericks. The stories of mountaineering's wild men - Aleister Crowley, Dougal Haston, Sandy Irvine, George Mallory, Doug Scott and Don Whillans - and the songs inspired by them.
"The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript" Crowley
"You guys going up? You may be going a lot higher than you think!" Whillans
Featuring excerpts from Icepicks and Violets with contributions from Doug Scott CBE and other guest voices.
Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting Community Action Nepal. Before the event and during the interval there will be a sale of Nepalese goods and signed framed mountain prints. Doug will be signing copies of his award winning autobiography "Up and About - The Hard Road to Everest".