|Sea to Summit Founder and Everest record breaker Tim Macartney-Snape comes to the UK
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Tim Macartney-Snape, world-renowned mountain climber, adventurer and founder of outdoor equipment brand Sea to Summit, has confirmed he will be visiting the UK to give a series of lectures at the end of November and beginning of December.
Tim Macartney-Snape on the summit of Everest in 1990
UKC Gear, Oct 2010
© Tim Macartney-Snape
On October 3, 1984, Macartney-Snape, along with climbing partner Greg Mortimer, became the first climber from the flat and arid continent of Australia to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They reached the summit, without oxygen or Sherpa support, via a new route on the North Face.
Realising his opportunity to re-write the history books, in the Spring of 1999 Tim Macartney-Snape went for a swim in the tepid waters of India's Bay of Bengal, and then set off on foot across the Indo-Gangetic plain toward the distant Himalayan foothills on an endeavour to become the first person to truly climb the entire 8848 meters of Mt Everest. Four months later, after climbing alone from Base Camp and without the assistance of oxygen, he once again set foot on the highest point on earth. Dubbed the "Sea to Summit" expedition, Tim wrote about his epic adventure in his book "Everest: From Sea to Summit". A film of the same name has won prizes in seven countries. Tim has also made first ascents of other great peaks including Annapurna 2 and Gasherbrum IV.
Nowadays, Tim is a director of the outdoor equipment company www.seatosummit.com.au, which prides itself on manufacturing innovative outdoor adventure gear inspired through experience.
Tim's confirmed talks:
- Nov 17th – Royal Geographical Society (Organised by Doug Scott)
- Nov 18th – Lecture for World Expeditions in London
- Nov 19th – Kendal Film Festival SEE BELOW
- Nov 25th – Ellis Brigham Store in Covent Garden (19:30) (Max 60 places)
- Dec 4th – Alpine Club in London (Members Only)
For more information on these talks and for booking details visit www.rfar.co.uk/news.php
For media enquiries and to request more details on a specific lecture please contact Chris Stuckey
Tel: 0116 234 4681
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS
The dates are 18 to 21 November and tickets are available now. Book online - www.mountainfest.co.uk - or by phone 01539 725133 - news as it happens at www.mountainfest.co.uk
Easily accessible from the M6 and by train and there are plenty of accommodation options in and around the town but you need to be on your toes as they fill up very quickly over the Mountain Festival weekend.
For all your questions, accommodation and travel needs go to www.golakes.co.uk here you will find all the information you should need for your visit to Cumbria, alternatively call the accommodation booking line on 0845 450 1199.
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