Due North Events Talks & Guest Speakers
Doug Scott - A Crawl Down the Ogre
Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.
Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of recently discovered photographs and material from diaries from other members of the team – Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition.
Proceeds from the talks will help support the work of Community Action Nepal canepal.org.uk. Doug will update the audience on CAN's progress with post-Nepal Earthquake reconstruction of its projects.
The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, Christmas cards and posters, and will be followed by an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers, such as Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables, to support the work of the charity. Doug will also be signing 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.
Ellis J Stewart - Everest, It's Not About The Summit
Join Ellis J Stewart, the author of the No 1 independently published smash best selling account, Everest: It's Not About The Summit for an evening of tragedy, heartache and inspiration on the top of the world. Ellis talks about being caught up during the two worst disasters in the mountains history. In this astonishing and inspiring talk, Ellis weaves around a twenty year period of his life on his path to the foot of the mountain for the first time in 2014. What followed nobody could have anticipated. Ellis wears his heart on his sleeve as he shares a truly compelling discovery. With Everest reaching the summit is only a small part of the journey. The real success is returning home alive and well to share this incredible story. Ellis will be signing copies the paperback version of the book on the night, along with posters and t-shirts.
Bar service before and after the talk.
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An Evening with Damian Hall
Record breaking ultra runner Damian Hall is coming to Penrith to tell his story "A Midlife Crisis, a Toilet and the Power Sob: what running long distances in lumpy places has taught me about life, the universe and everything"
Damian will talk about his recent success at the UTMB and his journey to such a successful racing career so far.
Tickets are £12 at Sientries doors open at 6.30pm to mingle in the bar before the talk.
There will be an interval with bar service followed by Q&A where you will get the chance to put your questions to Damian.
The North Lakes Hotel are offering ticket holders a special rate early supper from 5.00-6.30pm. For more info and to book a table please email firstname.lastname@example.org , a limited number of tables are available so please book in advance.
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