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‘A Crawl Down the Ogre’ with Doug Scott CBE


Mon 20 November
7:30 pm
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A Crawl Down the Ogre
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An epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore. The Ogre (7,285 m) is the most difficult high mountain to climb in the world; there is no easy way to the summit. On July 13, 1977, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington reached the summit for the first time, after very difficult rock climbing at an altitude where there is only half the oxygen in the atmosphere than at sea level.

The success of their ascent quickly turned to nightmare; Doug slammed into a rock, breaking both legs and had to crawl back to base ~ an epic journey which took eight days ~ and the danger didn’t end there.

Doug will share the rest of the story and many other mountaineering experiences in the fascinating talk.

Funds raised from this event for to Community ACTion Nepal and World Challenge.

Tickets £15.00   Concessions £12.50   U16s £10.00