Legendary climber, Doug Scott, is returning to the area with a new lecture – and aims to help the people of remote valleys in Nepal.
John Heald has asked me to let you all know about a lecture being held on 5th October in Colne. It sounds like it could be a great talk and is in aid of a worthwhile cause.
His latest lecture ‘Everest the Hard Way’ tells the incredible story of the 1975 expedition when Scott and Dougal Haston completed the first assent of Everest’s massive South West Face, and he became the first Briton to stand on the summit of the highest mountain in the world.
In his lecture Doug not only describes the climb, but how his life led up to this defining moment, and the climbers such as Chris Bonington, Paul Braithwaite, Nick Escourt and Don Whillans, who made the climb possible.
Twenty years ago Scott launched a charity, Community Action Nepal, to give back to the families of Sherpas who helped during his climbs. The charity built schools and medical centres in remote areas, but the huge earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 cost many lives and destroyed many of the buildings. Now the charity is working to help rebuild the shattered communities.
“The people of Skipton and the Dales have been great supporters of the charity and I am sure they will find this latest lecture interesting. I will also be giving an up date on the work that is taking place in Nepal – and every penny raised will go towards that work,” Doug said.
The lecture is taking place at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne, on Wednesday, October 5. Tickets are available via the theatre website at phtheatre.co.uk or from the Discover Pendle centre at Boundary Mill, tel: 01282 856186.
Notes: For more information contact John Heald Tel: 07745-191-691