Event Type: Talk
The Hard Road to Everest

Tue 14 May


£15, £13, £6 under 15


One of the first two Britons to scale Everest, Doug Scott went on to be one of the world’s greatest mountaineers.

Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad who used his mother’s clothes line to climb Black Rocks in Derbyshire became, a few years later, one of the first two Britons to reach the summit of Everest.

Doug and Dougal Haston were lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic 1975 expedition to the south-west face of Everest. As darkness fell on 24 September they scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever.   Scott and Haston returned home national heroes and Scott went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal and include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects.  He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.


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