Doug Scott lecture to raise funds for porter welfare

Legendary Himalayan mountaineer Doug Scott will give a lecture this autumn detailing his lifetime of mountaineering in aid of the International Porter Protection Group and his own charity Community Action Nepal.

Run entirely by volunteers, the IPPG works to improve the wellbeing of Nepalese mountain guides by ensuring they have access to clothing, boots, shelter, food, medical care and insurance. Doug’s lecture ‘Significant and Joyous Moments of Being in the Mountains’, will take place on Friday November 29 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, with the 72-year-old scheduled to speak at 7.30pm.

Noted for making the first ascent of Mount Everest’s south-west face in 1975, the Brit is best known for his lightweight alpine style of climbing. Past achievements include more than 30 expeditions to inner Asia, his completion of the seven summits and being awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award at the Piolet d’Or ceremony in 2011.

Tickets cost £15 and can be bought either online or from the venue itself.


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