/ A Crawl Down The Ogre talks by Doug Scott, CBE
One of the most dramatic stories of mountain survival ever
A Crawl down The Ogre by Doug Scott CBE Autumn 2018 tour: Holmfirth 4 Oct – York 8 Oct – Darlington 9 Oct – Ilkley 8 Nov – Stockport 13 Nov – Dunfermline 26 Nov
Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people into an epic, which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.
Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of photographs and material from diaries from other members of the team – Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition.
04 Oct Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picturedrome, HD9 7DA picturedrome.net / 01484 689759
08 Oct York, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, YO31 8TA duenorthevents.com / 01904 501935
09 Oct Darlington, Dolphin Centre, DL1 5RP duenorthevents.com / 01325 406000
08 Nov Ilkley, King’s Hall & Winter Garden, LS29 8HB duenorthevents.com / 01274 432000
13 Nov Stockport, Mellor Primary School, SK6 5PL canepal.org.uk / 0161 494 6047
26 Nov Dunfermline, The Vine Conference Centre, KY11 4JU canepal.org.uk / 07753 662545
On all evenings you can purchase Nepalese goods and auctioned signed framed mountaineering prints, all in aid of Community Action Nepal. Doug Scott will also be signing posters and his books.
Profits from ticket sales to Community Action Nepal at Holmfirth and Stockport. Profits from ticket sales at York, Darlington and Ilkley to Doug Scott, CBE. Profits at Dunfermline will be shared by C.A.N. and the Inverkeithling & Dalgety Bay Rotary Club. Community Action Nepal canepal.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1067772
Surely they must be down by now.
I know what you mean. Is this the only story the guy has? However, I temper my boredom with the fact that he's doing it to raise money for a worthy cause which I salute.
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