STOP THE PRESS/INTERNET Intelligence Squared are offering all climbers and students half price tickets to next week's "Because it's there" Mountain Festival at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the evening of 15 June 2010.
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Full price tickets are £25 each. Get your ticket for just £12.50 via the link from the website use the discount code 'climbing' .
The authentic Englishman is one whose delight is to wander all day, amongst rocks and snow; and to come as near breaking his neck as his conscience will allow - Leslie Stephen 1871
Because it's there IQ2 Mountain Festival at the Royal Geographical Society
THE IQ2 DEBATE: Everest has killed the true spirit of adventure
The first event of its kind in London, the Intelligence Squared Because it's there Mountain Festival takes place from 6-9pm on June 15th 2010 at the Royal Geographical Society and will bring together film, seat-gripping tales of derring-do from the world's best (and best-known) climbers and mountaineers and animated discussion about the true spirit of adventure. Come and hear the first British man and woman to climb Everest, the youngest member of Hilary's successful Everest summit in 1953 and the guide who got Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger and to the top of the highest mountain in the world on a summer's evening at the very place that launched a number of the original record breaking expeditions. Whether you're an armchair mountaineer, experienced climber or just an adventurer at heart you'll enjoy this evening out.
Tickets are £25 each and available through www.iq2mountainfestival.com Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of The King's Ginger – the favoured tipple of bon viveurs, high spirited ladies and sporting gentlemen!
Seven years after it was founded, Intelligence Squared (IQ2) now operates in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and Kiev. Intelligence Squared is Britain's premier debating forum, providing a unique platform for the world's leading figures in politics, journalism, and the media to contest the most important issues of the day, be they political, social, intellectual or historical. The IQ2 Because it's there Mountain Festival will host an IQ2-style discussion entitled Everest has killed the true spirit of adventure.
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Intelligence Squared audiences attract an impressive audience – Rory Bremner, Jemima Khan, Bob Geldof, Peter York, General Sir Michael Jackson, Anne Robinson, Dominic Lawson, James Rubin, Zeinab Badawi, Jenny Bond, Sian Lloyd and Alexander Armstrong have all been seen at Intelligence Squared events. Who knows whom you'll be rubbing shoulders with!
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