'Everest's Deadliest Day' discussion at RGS


A panel of top mountaineers from the UK are to discuss the recent avalanche on Everest’s South Face, killing 16 Sherpas.

On 9th October, the panel will be discussing the avalanche that occurred on 18th April, the ramifications for future Himalayan climbing, and Nepal’s economy. The discussion will feature multi-media presentations, and will be moderated by Ben Ayers, a resident of Nepal for the last 15 years and currently the Nepal Country Director for the dZi Foundation.

The panel includes Doug Scott, CBE – considered by many to be the ‘father of alpine-style mountaineering’, and Rebecca Stephens – the first British woman to summit Mt. Everest and the Chair of the Himalayan Trust, UK.

A raffle will be held, with equipment from event sponsor Marmot to be won. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the discussion panellists.

The dZi Foundation was founded in 1998 by mountaineers, Jim Nowak and Kim Reynolds. The foundation supports struggling communities in the remote regions of the Himalaya. The aim is to increase the quality of life in these areas by advancing education, health and reducing poverty. This is done through locally-driven programs.

Tickets are available online, via World Expeditions or via phone, with Jagged Globe (0333 323 9699).

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