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Talk, Thu 24 Oct 2019, £13-£15

Doug Scott CBE: A Crawl Down The Ogre

Doug Scott CBE: A Crawl Down The Ogre

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Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, will be telling a tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore.


Whilst the highpoint of his mountaineering collaboration with Chris Bonington was the first ascent of Everest by its enormous SW Face, their greatest adventure was undoubtedly on The Ogre, two years later in July 1977. Doug and Chris made the first ascent after very difficult rock climbing that extended the boundaries of what has been achieved before at that altitude. The subsequent descent in the dark immediately became an epic. Doug broke both legs just above the ankles. A storm blew in lasting five days, during which time Chris smashed his ribs and contracted pneumonia. It took eight hard days to reach Base Camp. It was 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Proceeds from the talk will support reconstruction of Community Action Nepal’s projects in Nepal. Doug will also be signing posters and copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About and his latest book, The Ogre – Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 24 Oct 2019 19:00

Prices

Ticket prices: £15.00, Concessions £13.00.

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Address

Doc Victoria,
CAERNARFON,
Gwynedd,
LL55 1SQ

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Map reference: SH 479630  Lat: 53.14238 Long: -4.27544