EVEREST THE HARD WAY by DOUG SCOTT, CBE - WIMBORNE, DORSET - SAT 29 OCT
Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott will be telling the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of Everest by its massive South West Face in September 1975. They were the first Britons to stand on the summit of the world's highest mountain. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as 'Everest The Hard Way.
Using a lightweight approach, Doug went on to continue his outstanding mountaineering career - making over forty first ascents in the Himalaya and Greater Ranges. He also felt a need to help the mountain people of Nepal who had helped him achieve these climbs. He did this by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal. Doug will provide an update on the progress made with the reconstruction of CAN projects, such as health posts and schools, which were so badly damaged by the Nepal earthquakes in 2015.
The evening will be a fund-raising event for the Dai Rees Foundation, Life Support Nepal and Community Action Nepal. There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters and signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing copies of the first volume of his autobiography 'Up And About'. Date: Saturday 29 October at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm) Venue: The Layard Theatre, Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD Tickets: £15. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or book online:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everest-the-hard-way-at-wimborne-canford-school-sat-29th-oct-tickets-...