/ A Crawl Down The Ogre by Doug Scott - UK Tour November

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Denise Prior CAN - on 21 Aug 2017
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Sun 26 Nov at 7.30 pm
Forty years ago Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285 m) in the Karakoram. 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.
With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.
Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.
Proceeds from the evening will support the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also sign copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About.

Date & time: Sunday 26 November at 7.30 pm
Venue: The Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE
Tickets: £15 Full / £13 Concessions. Box Office 01453 760900
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Date & Time: Thursday 23 November at 7.30 pm
Venue: THSH, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Tickets: £25 (including £2.50 commission) from Box Office 0121 780 3333
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Date & Time: Wednesday 22 November at 7.00 pm
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (Exhibition Road entrance)
Tickets: £25 and further information from / 07986 372558.
Or book online (£27.14 incl. booking fee):

Date & Time: Tuesday 21 November at 7.00 pm
VenueMuseum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW at 7.00 pm
Tickets: £25 and are available for purchase in three ways:
By post: from Phil Powell, 43 Annesley Road, Oxford OX4 4JH. Please enclose a Stamp Addressed Envelope, a cheque made payable to Community Action Nepal and a contact telephone number.
In Oxford: From Elmer Cotton Sports Oxford, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH (Cash only).
Online (£27.14 incl. booking fee)

Date & time: Monday 20th November 2017 at 7.30 pm
Venue: Terry O’Toole Theatre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX
Tickets: £15.00; Concessions: £12.50; U16s: £10.00. Box office: 01522 883311
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Date & time: Sat 11 November at 8.00 pm
Venue: Moel Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0EL
Tickets: £20 from Moel Siabod Cafe or Tel. 01690 720429. Or book online (with booking fee):

Date & time: Weds 4 October at 7.00 pm
Venue: Pendle Hippodrome, New Market Street, Colne, BB8 9BJ
Tickets: £20 Adult on night/£15 in advance; £15 U18 / £10 in advance. Pendle Hippodrome Box Office: 01282 863210. Book Online: Tickets may also be purchased from Central Garage (Fence), Wheatley Lane Road, Fence Tel. 01282 617315

Date & time: Weds 8 November at 7.00 pm
Venue: University of Chester, Binks Building, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
Tickets: £15 Full / £13 Concessions (U18, student, groups of 10+).
Tickets and further information from Russell Jackson email: or call 01244 532791.
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Date and time: Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm)
Venue: National Museum Cardiff, Reardon Smith Theatre, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Ticket: £15 Full / £13 Concessions (U18 / student / 65+ / groups of 10+)
For further information contact Dr Elana Owen on

Date & time: Fri 3 November at 7.30 pm
Venue: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Univerity, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PZ
Tickets: £15 Full / £12 Concessions. Tickets and further information from Box Office on 01792 602020. Or book Online:

Date & time: Fri 3 November at 7.30 pm
Venue: Wyeside Arts Centre, Castle Street, Builth Wells, LD2 3BN
Tickets: £13.50 Full / £12>

Date & time: Thurs 2 November at 7.30 pm
Venue: Theatre Mwldan / Theatr Mwldan, Bath House Road, Cardigan, SA43 1JY
Tickets: £13.50 Full / £12 Concessions. Tickets and further information from Box Office on 01239 621200. Or go Online:

Date & time: Weds 1 November 2017 at 7.30 pm
Venue: Pavilion Theatre / Theatr Y Pafiliwn, East Parade, Rhyl, LL18 3AQ
Tickets: £18.50 Full / £17.00 Concessions. Tickets and further information from Box Office on 01745 330000. Or go Online:

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