THE HIMALAYAN TRUST UK PRESENTS THE SIXTH ANNUAL SIR EDMUND HILLARY MEMORIAL LECTURE:
Vertical Journeys: From the Peak District to Everest and Antarctica
From the Peak District’s grit, via the footsteps of Mallory, to Ulvetanna’s Antarctic summit, Leo Houlding is Britain’s modern face of adventure, and is among the top climbers in the world. A specialist in free climbing and fearless base jumper, Leo takes the ultimate in extreme sports to the most extreme environments. He is also a gifted and inspirational speaker, so this will be an exciting evening!
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Date: Thursday 5th June 2014. Doors open 6pm. Lecture starts 7pm
All proceeds from the Lecture will go towards the work of The Himalayan Trust UK. A Trustee will give a brief, illustrated account of a recent journey to Taplejung, the remote and beautiful district below Kanchenjunga, to visit schools currently supported by the Trust.
Following the tragic deaths on Everest on Friday 18th April when 13 Sherpas lost their lives in the Khumbu Icefall on Everest and three more Sherpas are missing, and must be assumed dead, the Himalayan Trust UK has launched a fund raising appeal to help the sherpa families affected.