Photographs from Doug Scott's autobiography, Up and About (Volume I)
- Monday 1 August 2016
Next month marks forty one years since Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. As lead climbers on Chris Bonington's epic 1975 expediton to the mountain's south-west face, they survived the highest bivouac ever, without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, remarkably, without frostbite.
Doug went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. In anticipation of the release of the second volume of his autobiography, Up and About, which is due to be published early next year, we thought we'd share a few photos with you from from Volume I.
Up and About tells Doug's story from his birth in Nottingham during the darkest days of war to the summit of the world. The climbs he established on the high mountains of the world after his ascent of Everest will be covered in the second volume of his life and times.
Peapod at Curbar Edge is one of Joe Brown's most famous gritstone routes. © Doug Scott
The east face of Koh-i-Sisgeikh. © Doug Scott
Low on the Salathé, with the headwall leaning out above. © Doug Scott
Changabang in the Garwal Himalaya. The team contemplating crossing the Shipton Col in the foreground. © Doug Scott
Breathtaking panoramic views of Nanda Devi Sanctuary from Changabang. © Doug Scott