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Everestís Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Everestís Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Thursday Oct 09, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Everest’s Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Everest#s Deadliest Day

An expert panel of the world’s top mountaineers discuss the events leading up to the recent avalanche that claimed the lives of 16 climbing Sherpas on Mt. Everest, and what this means for the future of Himalayan climbing and the economy of Nepal.

Panelists include:

  • Doug Scott, CBE - the father of alpine-style mountaineering, and the first Briton to summit Mt. Everest.
  • Rebecca Stephens - first British woman to summit Mt. Everest and Chair of the Himalayan Trust UK.
  • Ed Douglas - journalist and author of Chomolungma Sings the Blues and Tenzing: Hero of Everest.
  • Simon Lowe - Managing Director of Jagged Globe, a climbing company that lost Sherpas in the avalanche.
  • Dawa Steven Sherpa - Nepalese Sherpa and environmentalist who has summited Mt. Everest twice.

The discussion will be facilitated by dZi Foundation Nepal Country Director, Ben Ayers.

START: 7:00 pm -  Doors and bar open at 6:00 | FINISH: 9.00 pm

Photo Credit: Grayson Shaffer

Chris Bonington at 80

Chris Bonington at 80

Thursday Dec 04, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Join us for an audience with pre-eminent mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL, to celebrate his eightieth birthday.

For this event Sir Chris will be in conversation with former Mountain Heritage Trust Chair, Julie Summers, discussing his life and career amongst the mountains.

From his home in the Lake District to the Greater Ranges of the Himalayas and South America, with a visit to the Arctic regions thrown in for good measure, Sir Chris has enjoyed an active life in the mountains, which continues with his most recent climb revisiting the Old Man of Hoy over the summer. Spanning more than sixty years, Chris’s outstanding career has had its fair share of drama. His experiences range from jubilant to harrowing with the loss of many friends during groundbreaking expeditions in the 1970s and 1980s.

Sir Chris and invited guests will be sharing their tall tales and reminiscences of a rich and varied career under the able handling of Julie Summers, a celebrated author and historian steeped in mountaineering lore, being the great-niece of Everester Sandy Irvine.

START: 7:00 pm -  Doors open at 6:30 | FINISH: 8.30 pm

Image credits:

  • Top right - Portrait of Sir Chris Bonington by Stuart Walker, Chris Bonington Picture Library 

  • Bottom right - Chris Bonington on Harrison Rocks, Chris Bonington Picture Library

  • Bottom left - Sir Chris, aged 80, on the Old Man of Hoy by Leo Houlding, Chris Bonington Picture Library 

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