Talk by Doug Scott, Mountaineer

Location: Inverewe Gardens, Inverewe Gardens Poolewe Wester Ross

"A Crawl down the Ogre" - a talk by world famous mountaineer Doug Scott as part of his British tour – 18:00 at Inverewe’s Osgood Café.

Doug Scott,  along with Dougal Haston, reached the summit of Everest via the first ascent of the South West face in 1975, is coming to Poolewe to tell his amazing story of perseverance and survival on 'The Ogre', the world's most difficult mountain to climb.

At Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, IV21 2LG
on 7th July 2017

Doug will be telling the story of his legendary crawl down The Ogre in Pakistan’s Karakorum, following the first ever ascent of with Sir Chris Bonington in July 1977. The talk is illustrated by his exceptional slides taken on the expedition.

Time: 7.30 pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe IV21 2LG on 7th July.
Tickets: £14.00/concession £7 for under 18’s and groups of 10or more
Refreshments by NTS at the Osgood’s café and bar.
For further information and tickets: call in at the GALE Centre, Gairloch or phone on 01445 712017 (40p card transaction fee).
Or book online: www.canepal.org.uk (booking fee applies). 
Tickets will be also be available at the door.

 

Background:

The Ogre is now recognised as one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. There were twenty further attempts before it was finally climbed again twenty four years later. This epic tale of hard climbing and survival has now become part of mountaineering folklore. An abseil just below the summit went wrong. Doug slammed into the rock, lost his glasses and ice axe and came to a halt, dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankles. Following a night on a snow patch, the other expedition team members were alerted and over the next eight days, with their selfless support, they all descended through a five day storm to the glacier and safety. 
The evening will include a sale of signed framed mountain prints and Nepalese goods. Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography ‘Up and About’. 
 Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal (CAN), founded by Doug Scott and mountaineering friends 21 years ago. Sir Chris Bonington is CAN’s very active Patron. The charity works with poor communities located in remote Middle Hills of Nepal and along the mountainous border with Tibet. CAN is working tirelessly to raise much needed funds to help with the reconstruction of health posts, schools and porter rescue shelters following the devastating Nepal earthquakes of 2015.


Community Action Nepal
Registered charity No. 1067772
www.canepal.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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