/ The Hard Road to Everest autumn tour
The Hard Road to Everest
Doug Scott CBE & Paul Braithwaite with Sir Chris Bonington on 21 & 22 November
Autumn 2018 tour: Skipton 3 Oct – Nottingham 10 Oct – Capel Curig 10 Nov – Brecon 11 Nov – Mold 12 Nov – Stockton-on-Tees 15 Nov – Stroud 20 Nov – London 21 Nov – Oxford 22 Nov – Cardiff 23 Nov – Pateley Bridge 30 Nov
Legendary mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington (21 & 22 Nov only), Doug Scott CBE and Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite give a fascinating and humorous insight into how their colourful careers developed from early youth - including temporary careers in the army, selling margarine, teaching geography and painting and decorating - to Everest.
Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known climber. Climbing ability aligned to formidable logistical skills resulted in him leading some of the most important large scale expeditions to the Himalaya, including the British Mountain Everest SW Face expedition in 1975. Solely focused on the success of his team he did not have a chance to reach the top that season. It was to be another ten years before he stood on top of the world.
Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to climb Everest and also the first to climb by the south-west face on Chris’s expedition. They also survived the world’s highest bivouac without oxygen, sleeping bags or frostbite. They returned home national heroes and fulfilled a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to Doug’s mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching.
Paul Braithwaite and Nick Estcourt helped pave the way to the summit of Everest when, using their brilliant rock climbing skills, they found a route through the almost vertical Rock Band at about 8,200 m, setting up the fixed ropes. This also meant they had sacrificed the chance to make their own summit bid.
03 Oct Skipton, Skipton Town Hall, BD23 1AH canepal.org.uk/2018-lectures/ 01756 792809
10 Oct Nottingham, Broadway Cinema, NG1 3AL broadway.org.uk/events / 0115 9526 611
10 Nov Capel Curig, Moel Siabod Café, LL24 0EL canepal.org.uk/2018-lectures/ 01690 720429
11 Nov Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog, LD3 7EW theatrbrycheiniog.co.uk / 01874 611622
12 Nov Mold, Theatr Clwyd, CH7 1YA theatrclwyd.com / 01352 701521
15 Nov Stockton-on-Tees, Egglescliffe School, TS16 0LA canepal.org.uk / 01642 352570
20 Nov Stroud, Subscription Rooms, GL5 1AE subscriptionrooms.org.uk / 01453 760900
21 Nov London, Royal Geographical Society, SW7 2AR canepal.org.uk / 07986 372558
22 Nov Oxford, Museum of Natural History, OX1 3PW canepal.org.uk / 01865 778536
23 Nov Cardiff, Museum of Cardiff, CF10 3NP canepal.org.uk/2018-lectures/ 07986 372558
30 Nov Pateley Bridge, Memorial Hall, HG3 5JS canepal.org.uk/2018-lectures/ 01423 711840
On all evenings you can purchase Nepalese goods and auctioned signed framed mountaineering prints, all in aid of Community Action Nepal. Doug Scott will be signing posters and his books. Sir Chris Bonington will be signing his autobiography ‘Ascent’ at London and Oxford on 21 and 22 November.
Profits from ticket sales to Community Action Nepal, with the exception of Mold on 12 Nov, to Community Action Nepal canepal.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1067772