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Avalanche awareness lectures from The North Face

30th September 2014 | 0 comments

The North Face, in association with Snow+Rock and the Ski Club of Great Britain will be running a lecture series on avalanche awareness during November and December. Having sufficient knowledge of avalanche risk is critical to remain safe when winter mountaineering or skiing off-piste in the mountains and, experienced or not, this lecture is a great chance to gain/refresh that …

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'Everest's Deadliest Day' discussion at RGS

25th September 2014 | 0 comments

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 …

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MHT wins funding for Joe Tasker archive

17th March 2014 | 0 comments

The Mountain Heritage Trust – an outdoor body which works to document Britain’s climbing history – has recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of more than £40,000 to preserve the papers and writings of mountaineer Joe Tasker. Made up of correspondence, artefacts, photographs and literary manuscripts from Joe’s life as a climber and mountaineer of the world’s greater …

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Grant helps team attempt Nepalese face

27th February 2014 | 0 comments

The winners of this year’s Nick Estcourt Award for mountain exploration have been announced, with the Jannu East Face expedition team taking home a £2000 grant. Lead by Matt Helliker, the four-strong team will use the money to part fund their ascent of Jannu East, an unclimbed 7465m peak in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. Heading past the Upper Yalung …