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Mountaineering legend Doug Scott passes away aged 79

8th December 2020 | 0 comments

24th November 2020FacebookTwitterPrintemailNoone has commented on this article yet. Have your say…Filed under: News, UK news, Hamish MacInnesWill Harris looks back on the extraordinary life of Scottish mountaineering legend, Dr Hamish MacInnes OBE BEM The renowned climber, writer, mountain rescue specialist and engineer Dr Hamish MacInnes has passed away at the age of 90. He was affectionately known as the …

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Bonington and Scott to 'climb Everest again' for Nepal

15th May 2015 | 0 comments

40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott team up once again to launch #ClimbForCAN, a campaign to raise funds which will go to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal. Starting June 12th, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong …

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'First On The Continents' evening this Thursday

26th November 2014 | 0 comments

On the 27th November, seven of the world’s legendary climbers will gather in London to tell their first-ascent stories from each of the seven continental land masses. Hosting FIRST on the CONTINENTS will be Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best-known mountaineer. Sir Chris celebrated his 80th birthday in August by climbing The Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot vertical sea stack, repeating …

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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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Doug Scott lecture to raise funds for porter welfare

14th October 2013 | 0 comments

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. …