Doug Scott Interview Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Nighter is part of the video series from Mountain Equipment .

This time it's Doug Scott in the limelight.

For those who don't know who Doug Scott is, here's a brief extract from his Wikipedia page:

"Douglas Keith Scott CBE, known as Doug Scott (born 29 May 1941), is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest on 24 September 1975. Scott and Dougal Haston were the first Britons to climb Everest during this expedition. In receiving one of mountaineering's highest honours, the Lifetime Achievement Piolet d'Or, his personal style and climbs were described as "visionary".

Scott's mountaineering career includes over 30 expeditions to inner Asia and he is regarded as one of the world's leading high altitude and big wall climbers. He is best known for his first ascent of the south-west face of Everest with Dougal Haston in an expedition led by Chris Bonington. All of his other climbs have been in the lightweight alpine style."

VIDEO: In conversation with Doug Scott


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9 Sep, 2011
Proper climber! This ME series is an excellent set of interviews. Does anyone know what the mountain is in the still shot at 8:27? Stunning photo.... Cheers, Lex
9 Sep, 2011
Great conversation - saw him many years ago in late 80's and he'd always apologise about the posters being the same - Western Cym
9 Sep, 2011
Utterly brilliant. Virtually in a class of his own for breadth of experience combined with modesty.
9 Sep, 2011
I'm with you Gordon, could listen to the man for hours.
9 Sep, 2011
Its worth checking out the 19 minute video on the mountain equipment website Loving the series
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