/ Doug Scott Lecture, Wrexham, North Wales
Significant and Joyous Moments in the Mountains
The North East Wales Mountaineering Club are proud to host Doug Scott CBE as he gives his new aclaimed lecture, "Significant and Joyous Moments in the Mountains" to a small audience of just 220 in North Wales.
This lecture will raise funds for Doug's own charitable venture, Community Action Nepal, as well as for the North East Wales Mountaineering Club.
This brand new lecture, lavishly illustrated with Doug’s celebrated mountain photography, gives a very personal account of a lifetime spent in the world’s highest mountains – both the highs and the lows.
The lecture will cover Doug’s big wall climbing from humble beginnings on the gritstone of Derbyshire, through to routes on the big walls of the world.and discuss Doug’s expedition climbing from early overland trips to North Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and the Hindu Kush to Everest South West Face, Kangchenjunga, Nupste, Shishapangma and K2.
Doug Scott CBE – Biography
Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 49 peaks, of which half were climbed by new routes or for the first time in Alpine style. In 1975 he became the first Englishman to climb Everest with Scotsman Dougal Haston. Apart from this South West face of Everest climb during Chris Bonington’s Expedition , he has made all his climbs in lightweight or Alpine Style, without the use of artificial oxygen. In 1979 he made the first ascent (and only the third ever) of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain without bottled oxygen. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents – “the seven summits”.
He is a past President of the Alpine Club and an Honorary Member of the American Alpine Club. He was made a CBE in 1994, received the Royal Geographical Society Patron’s Gold Medal in 1999 and the Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Doug has long recognised that these achievements crucially relayed on the support of local mountain people, porters and Sherpas. In 1998 he therefore founded the charity Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk which today has over 40 on-going community welfare projects reaching 250,000 people, including operating nine schools, seven health posts and building two porter overnight shelters.
For tickets, please visit the club's website, http://www.newmc.org.uk, where you will be redirected to the Glyndwr University Ticket Handling site.
Really looking forward to this. Limited tickets left get them now to avoid missing out!
It's come around Quickly - the talk is tonight.
Still some tickets left, so if you've not got one yet, you might be able to get one on the door, obviously, first come first served, so try to be early if you can, there's a bar, so don't worry about having nothing to do while you wait!!!!
See you there
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