Honouring the life of the great mountaineer and humanitarian who inspired many people across the world, is a special event at the historical Royal Geographical Society in London.
Participants on stage will be Stephen Venables and Leo Houlding, sitting alongside Doug Scott's friends and team members from the 1975 Everest expedition, Sir Chris Bonington and Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite. Completing the line-up is Dr Rob Lorge, a Trustee of Community Action Nepal, and longtime friend. There will also be filmed messages from Reinhold Messner, Conrad Anker and other friends from around the world. The evening will be led by author and broadcaster, Julie Summers.
Join us as we celebrate Doug’s achievements, both on and off the mountains. From his pioneering climbing style, tenacity and strength in the face of adversity, legendary adventures on Mount Everest and The Ogre, to Doug's enduring passion for giving back to the mountain communities of Nepal through the charity he founded, Community Action Nepal.
You can expect a heady mix of laughter and tears as we journey through the defining moments of Doug’s life, as told through the eyes of those who knew him best, illustrated by exclusive photographs and videos from the expeditions. Throughout the evening, we will be bringing you messages from around the world, from people whose lives were touched by Doug in some way or another.
In true Doug Scott style, we will be concluding the evening with an auction of some very special items. Our auctioneer for the evening will be British mountaineer Rebecca Stephens MBE.
This event will be screened live online to allow Doug’s friends and followers around the world the opportunity to be involved.
All proceeds from the ticket sales, online donations, and the auction will go to Community Action Nepal. www.canepal.org.uk
Early booking to secure tickets at the RGS event is strongly recommended. Should future coronavirus restrictions mean that seating in the Ondaatje Theatre on the night is restricted, then tickets will be allocated on a strict first come first serve basis. In this case, tickets booked later will be refunded and online registration recommended.
Tickets to the RGS event are priced at £20 each. Online tickets will be available in return for a donation.
Thursday 25/11. It’s on the photo but too small to see clearly.
yes he did he was my friends geography teacher , but any way top block i never actual mate the guy but as young man getting into the mountains he was inspirational with his photography and his writings about his adventures top top block RIP Doug Scott
Go on Community Action Nepal’s website or Facebook page. There are details there. I think it’s through Eventbrite.
I’ve been privileged to work with him at his lectures. A real Rock God. CAN was on the bbc recently. They’ve raised £6million! Doug was irrepressible- he never gave up. He’s sorely and sadly missed
A few years ago I had arranged to go climbing with Doug as I was visiting the Lakes. At the last minute he cancelled giving the excuse that he was "lifting his onions"! I think that his priorities changed in later life!
I have mentioned to Linda, that I for years never knew what CAN was, I assumed it was an events agency that maybe specialised in promoting outdoor people.
Possibly change your profile name to Community Action Nepal, or put something in your profile.
Keep up the good work.