Doug Scott's lecture tourTuesday, 26th March 2019 to Saturday, 31st October 2020
Doug Scott CBE and fellow 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 to be another 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 the diaries of other team members - 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.
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